Authorities are encouraging occupants not to drive while weakened this St. Patrick’s Day.
“The California Highway Patrol is focused on making California’s streets safe for all who use them,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Make sure to lock in, moderate down, don’t drive occupied, and never drive disabled. In the event that you decided to celebrate, kindly do so dependably by assigning a calm driver or making different plans to return home safe.”
Law requirement organizations in Los Angeles County, including the El Monte Police Department, will be patrolling zones, watching out for disabled drivers.
“Try not to settle on helpless decisions and permit yourself to blend liquor or medications in with driving,” El Monte police Chief David Reynoso said. “It just takes one inebriated driver to change the existences of some for eternity.”
As indicated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a year ago there were 327 lethal liquor related crashes cross country on St. Patrick’s Day.
Last St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made 67 captures for driving affected by medications or liquor.
Information from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System shows liquor or medication related accidents brought about wounds to 31 individuals.
“Think about your safety and that of others prior to choosing whether it is safe for you to drive,” California Office of Traffic Safety Director Barbara Rooney said. “We encourage all drivers to make returning home safely part of your celebratory plans.”
The public can help guard streets by calling 911 in the event that they speculate a disabled driver.