Auburn Area Sees Maximum Holiday Enforcement
An estimated 5 million Americans traveled by car during Thanksgiving weekend and so many drivers on the road typically means a higher risk of auto accidents. As a way to handle major traffic spikes over the holiday weekend, Auburn area California Highway Patrol (CHP) instituted a maximum enforcement period. According to officials, the special enforcement operation began on November 21, 2018, and continued until midnight on Sunday, November 25, 2018. During the enforcement period, a dramatically increased number of patrol officers in the Auburn area and across the state were put on duty. CHP indicated that the goal of the enforcement period was to look out for dangerous driving behaviors in hopes of preventing serious or deadly car accidents.