(Holiday Enforcement)...California Highway Patrol in their Maximum Enforcement mode.
It is called Maximum Enforcement Period, or MED. The CHP goes into their MEP every Holiday period. Maximum Enforcement for the long Thanksgiving Holiday began Wednesday evening and will continue through 11:59 Sunday night. During the period the Highway Patrol uses all available officers to increase patrols on the roadways. During this MEP, the Highway Patrol is focusing on safety, with an extra eye on seatbelt enforcement and DUI violations. They will, however, be enforcing all traffic laws. A total of MEP activity will be released some time Monday, both locally and statewide.