The California Highway Patrol has stepped up safety enforcement along State Route 14 to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions related to driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs.
“Our goal is to save lives by ensuring California’s roadways are a safe place for all motorists,” said Captain Mark Odle, commander of the CHP’s Newhall area. “Removing impaired drivers from the road is a giant step in that direction.”
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CHP officers from the Newhall and Antelope Valley are collaborating with local law enforcement agencies to provide enhanced anti-DUI enforcement roving patrols within their jurisdictions along the freeway.
During this period of enhanced enforcement, CHP officers will enforce all traffic laws with a special emphasis on the apprehension of drivers under the influence or alcohol and/or drugs; this includes people speeding and making unsafe passes or turns. Officers will also strictly enforce the use of seat belts and child safety seats.