CHP to conduct winter driving program |

CHP to conduct winter driving program

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WHO: California Highway Patrol, Gold Run Area.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Bass Pro Shop, 5472 Crossings Dr. Rocklin, CA 95650.

The California Highway Patrol Gold Run and Auburn offices will be conducting a 12-month traffic safety program to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions in winter conditions, according to a release.

The CHP will conduct speed enforcement operations and traffic safety presentations while utilizing social media to provide winter driving safety tips and other traffic related educational messages.

The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of collisions that are associated with inclement weather and adverse conditions, the release stated. The CHP will publicize their enforcement efforts in addition to providing valuable information on staying safe while driving in inclement weather in mountainous terrain.

In addition to field education, the California Highway Patrol will provide educational presentations on basic winter driving, vehicle preparation and survival during adverse weather conditions.

Preparation before entering mountainous terrain during storm cycles has been determined to be an extremely effective method of collision avoidance and winter survival.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Source: California Highway Patrol

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