A mid-week Independence Day holiday may result in less travel, but the CHP will still be working to keep the roadways safe during its Maximum Enforcement Period.
The CHP’s MEP will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, and conclude at midnight on Wednesday, July 4. Officers will be on the lookout for drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Impaired driving does not just mean alcohol. It is also illegal to drive while impaired by drugs, regardless if they are legal or illegal. If you are going out and plan to drink, designate a sober driver or have an alternate transportation plan.