CHP: Travel safe during Thanksgiving, or risk penalties

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Drive safe and sober during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or face the consequences, the California Highway Patrol said today. The agency will initiate its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period" beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, when all available officers will deploy to catch drunk or drug-impaired drivers, speeders and other traffic violators. The MEP will conclude on Sunday night, Dec. 1. "Holiday travel can be stressful. By putting some simple safety measures in place, motorists can help keep themselves and others safe on the road this weekend," CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. "Most important, before you head out, ensure everyone inside the vehicle has their seatbelt on, and if there are children along for the ride, check that they are secure i
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