Leaders of the three state police agencies along the west coast are issuing a challenge to drivers: Arrive Alive on I-5 this holiday weekend.
On Monday, November 25, 2013, the leaders from California Highway Patrol (CHP), Washington State Patrol (WSP), and Oregon State Police (OSP) announced they are joining forces for the “I-5 Challenge” encouraging drivers to get through the Thanksgiving Holiday extended weekend with zero fatalities on Interstate 5.
Starting Wednesday evening, November 27, state law enforcement officers from San Diego, California, through Oregon, and up to Bellingham, Washington, will be targeting education and enforcement efforts on the road. Using a mix of education outreach and enforcement to get voluntary compliance of traffic laws, the message will kick off one of the busiest travel times of the year on our nation’s highways during the Thanksgiving Holiday (6 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 1).
CHP, WSP and OSP officers will focus on traffic collision-causing violations that are known to be factors that often lead to tragedies and end in people not arriving safely to their destinations. Speed, aggressive and distracted driving often top the list, along with driving while impaired and failing to use safety belts and child safety seats.