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  • Posted June 18, 2019

California Highway Patrol cracks down on traffic violations


California Highway Patrol cracks down on traffic violations as more drivers hit the highways this summer


Patricia Martellotti  

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 09:57 PM PDT

Updated: Jun 11, 2019 09:57 PM PDT


California Highway Patrol officer Kevin McCool gave ride alongs to show why this safety campaign is so needed.

In just a few minutes, several traffic stops were made along Highway 154.

McCool said he has seen everything from driving under the influence to drivers speeding to distracted driving far too often.

"We see a lot of distracted drivers. We see people talking on their phones. We see people holding their phone like this and using the speaker and that's still illegal," McCool said.

During the summer season more drivers are expected to hit the roads.

So California Highway Patrol and task force members are re-enforcing the 154 Safety Corridor campaign which includes Highways 1, 101, 154, 192, and 246.

"The real reason we're here is to remind to public to drive safely, not to be distracted, to be care driving through work zones, to obey posted speed limits, buckle up and keep away from distracted driving," said Jim Shivers, spokesperson of Caltrans District 5. 

Officers will also enforce drivers caught texting while driving.

As you begin making summer plans, McCool said to keep in mind that there will be additional traffic and officers out on the highways. So you'll want to allow enough time to get to your destination safely.