CHP schedules day of heightened enforcement on I-80, Highway 49

By Bill Lindelof
Published: Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009 - 10:46 am
It's always a good idea to watch your speed on the freeway. But Thursday between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. motorists should be extra careful on Interstate 80 and Highway 49.
On that day, the Auburn Area California Highway Patrol officers will be cracking down with their monthly "Zero Tolerance Day."
Regular patrol officers, officers who keep an eye on big rigs and airborne officers will watch for unsafe driving that includes speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes and driving under the influence. Also, seat belt and child safety seat regulations will be strictly enforced.
A statement by the CHP says officers enforce these laws on a daily basis but on Zero Tolerance Day the CHP will be even more intent on enforcement. The CHP said there has been a direct correlation between the boosted enforcement and reductions of collisions on targeted roadways.