Folks urged to drive protected throughout winter storms and vacation journey

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Fresno, California (KFSN) — This 12 months’s New 12 months’s Eve is anticipated to see file numbers of vacationers nationwide.

AAA estimates that greater than 102 million People will drive not less than 50 miles to their trip locations this 12 months.

Drivers on the highway can anticipate extreme climate, together with heavy rain and wind within the Valley and high-altitude snow within the Sierra.

Fresno’s California Freeway Patrol could have chain management close to Lake Shaver.

“In case you’re planning on going out, ensure you’re nicely outfitted and have chains,” mentioned Mike Salas of the California Freeway Patrol. We plan to arrange a Advocate.

Statewide, CHP can also be totally enforced. In different phrases, checkpoints are centered on stopping individuals suspected of driving beneath the affect.

Final 12 months, cops made 495 DUI arrests over a vacation weekend.

“We at all times need to scale back these numbers. Our objective is to have zero DUI arrests. We’re in search of drivers with disabilities who’ve disabilities,” Salas mentioned. defined.

Final 12 months’s New 12 months’s Eve weekend, 29 individuals misplaced their lives in automotive accidents.

The principle causes had been dashing and distracted driving.

With moist and stormy climate anticipated, CHP urges everybody to make good decisions.

“We plan to have lots of of cops all through California, via main highways, up and down Freeway 99, and down I5 on the coast of the mountains. I am sacrificing my day off to be sure that I am heading in the right direction,” Salas mentioned.

Minimal visitors is anticipated on New 12 months’s Eve and New 12 months’s Day, with heavy visitors once more on January 2nd.

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