CHP Releases Results of Last Week’s Enhanced Primary Collision Factor Enforcement Campaign

The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:

California Highway Patrol Officers monitoring the speed of motorists [Picture from the CHP Ukiah Facebook Page]

The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Northern Division, having jurisdiction over the major transportation corridor of US-101 throughout northern California, had the Humboldt, Garberville, and Ukiah Area offices partnering to participate in an Enhanced Primary Collision Factor (PCF) Enforcement Campaign.Ā 

The enhanced enforcement detail took place from 6:00 AM through 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 26, 2021. 

During that time, the involved offices along US-101 reported, issuing 77 citations, of which 71 were for unsafe speed, including one for reckless driving. The remaining citations were issued for distracted driving, unsafe lane changes, unsafe turning, and seatbelt violations. The area offices also reported issuing 33 verbal or written warnings, stored/impounded five vehicles, and made three arrests for driving under the influence, drug possession, and a felony warrant. 

Although this enhanced enforcement detail has concluded on US-101, the CHP will conduct additional enhanced enforcement details along the US-101 corridor at various times and locations throughout the year. The public should continue to practice safe driving habits anytime they get behind the wheel. The CHP reminds motorists to follow these basic traffic safety rules: always wear a seat belt, drive at a speed safe for conditions, eliminate distractions while driving, and always designate a sober driver. 

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