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CHP says plan ahead for safe summer travel
June 23, 2018
CALIFORNIA – Summer in California is a time for many people to enjoy road trips, see the sights, and visit new places. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone to put safety first and prepare for travel so summer fun does not become summer disaster.
“Good planning will make your trip safer for everyone – the driver, passengers, and other motorists,” said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley. “Be sure you and your vehicle are both ready for your summer adventures.”
Summer driving can be more dangerous than winter for several reasons. Vacationing motorists, unfamiliar with an area, may create more traffic and drive unpredictably, either admiring scenery or trying to find their way. More teenagers, who are inexperienced drivers, are likely to be on the road. Road construction occurring during the summer also requires caution.
The CHP offers these tips to help ensure roadway safety:
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
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