Several local agencies have been planning Memorial Day Weekend Crackdowns that aim to keep the roads and streets in California safe during the holiday weekend.
The multiple news articles mentioning this effort have revealed that in Riverside County alone, California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are expected to be ramping up patrols to catch intoxicated motorists during the next four days.
The “Avoid The 30” campaign, as the effort is known, has planned to conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols between next Friday and Monday nights. The “Maximum Enforcement Period” also conducted by the California Highway Patrol is aiming at cracking down on impaired drivers who have been drinking prior to driving all across the state. Speeders and violators of all sorts are also being pulled over by the troopers who hope this is going to be a safer Memorial Day Weekend for everybody.
According to the local law enforcement agencies, last year’s Avoid campaign was responsible for 191 arrests in Riverside County alone. A considerable increase if compared to 2010’s 161 arrests reported.
Hopefully, these efforts will keep the roads safe and help Californians to enjoy their holidays away from harm’s way. I encourage you to avoid accidents and ensure your own safety by never getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Have a designated driver ready to pick you up and drive you home and prevent accidents from happening by never engaging in a reckless behavior.