The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently concluded a ten day enforcement effort targeting commercial motor vehicle drivers who were speeding or traveling in the wrong lane along the Grapevine.

CHP’s Fort Tejon – Grapevine Division noted that “One of the priorities of the CHP Fort Tejon Area is to ensure the safe travel of the motoring public through the Grapevine. A major concern has been the increasing number of commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles towing trailers that are traveling at unsafe speeds and within the wrong lanes.”

From March 15 through March 24, CHP officers from Fort Tejon, Grapevine Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility and Central Division Commercial Unit partnered to increase patrols on the Grapevine corridor.

During the 10 day effort, officers made approximately 700 enforcement contacts. Of those 700 drivers, nearly 500 were issued citations for either speeding or out of lane violations.

“The CHP Fort Tejon Area will continue to focus on the safety of the motoring public on the Grapevine through education and enforcement efforts. Remember to slow down, wear your seatbelt, and stay off your mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle,” CHP said.

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