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California Highway Patrol strives to keep Highway 12 safe

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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00 am

As motorists prepare to travel this Labor Day holiday, California Highway Patrol is gearing up to keep motorists safe along Highway 12.

CHP will focus its enforcement efforts on violations that cause the greatest risk to life and property.

During the enforcement effort, all available CHP officers will be on patrol. Emphasis will be placed on removing impaired and reckless drivers.

“Through education and enforcement, our officers are saving lives and reducing the risk of injury to those traveling on Highway 12,” said CHP Capt. Rob Patrick.

So far in 2013, there have been 25 injury collisions — two of which resulted in death on Highway 12 — between the San Joaquin and Sacramento county lines east of Lodi city limits. CHP is working diligently to prevent another fatal accident.

The enforcement effort will be conducted on the ground and in the air. Officers will use patrol vehicles, motorcycles and fixed-wing aircraft to maximize enforcement and ensure safe travel. The public is encouraged to call 911 to report suspected drunk or reckless drivers.

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