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CHP offers cool tips for safe summer trips
June 21, 2019
EVERYWHERE, Calif – Summer road trips are a well-loved tradition for many. To make sure a trip is enjoyable, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone that prevention and planning for summer driving may take time up front, but can spare drivers from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown or worse.
“Get your vehicle ready, plan your route, and above all, drive safely,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “When you are the driver, your only responsibility is to keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and concentrate on the task of driving.”
Summer driving can be more dangerous than other seasons for several reasons. Vacationing drivers, unfamiliar with an area, may also drive erratically or unpredictably. More teenagers, who are inexperienced drivers, are also more likely to be on the road.
The CHP recommends:
The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
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