CHP to enforce Zero Tolerance Day this week
Highway patrol officers will have zero tolerance for drivers who violate traffic laws this Wednesday.
Auburn Area CHP will be participating in thier monthly “Zero Tolerance Day” on highways 49 and 65 and Interstate 80 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. The enforcement effort will include all road patrol officers, commercial officers, and Air Operations Units, which will assist from the sky and support this ongoing effort.
The purpose of the Zero Tolerance effort is to bring awareness to the issue of unsafe driving. Special emphasis will be placed on violations known as Primary Collision Factors, such as speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes, and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Additionally, seatbelt and child safety seat violations will be strictly enforced.
Officers enforce all of these laws on a daily basis. However, they will be much more stringent in enforcing violations on Zero Tolerance Day. The objective is to reduce the number of accidents by stressing to the public the connection between traffic violations and traffic collisions.
Drivers should also be reminded that unsafe driving includes talking on their cell phones without a hands free device and texting while driving. Remember to pay attention to the traffic and roadway conditions ahead and use common sense to adjust your speed, increase following distances, and maintain high visual horizons. All these tips will assist in reducing your chances of being involved in or causing motor vehicle accidents.
Historically, the Zero Tolerance program has been very successful. Because of the large enforcement presence, there have been reductions of collisions on targeted roadways while Zero Tolerance has been in effect.
~ Staff report