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The Memorial Day weekend proved particularly deadly on California's roads this year, with 42 people losing their lives in crashes. This statistic underscores the ongoing challenges faced by law enforcement and public safety officials during holiday periods.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), more than 1,100 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) over the extended weekend. This significant number highlights the persistent issue of impaired driving despite widespread awareness campaigns and strict enforcement.

In total, the CHP reported issuing nearly 32,000 traffic citations throughout the holiday weekend. These violations reflect a range of dangerous driving behaviors that contribute to the high incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities.

Speeding violations lead the list

Speeding remained a major concern, with 19,000 citations issued for excessive speed. Alarmingly, within this category, 800 drivers were cited for exceeding 100 miles per hour. Such high-speed driving dramatically increases the risk of severe accidents and fatalities, as evidenced by the weekend's tragic toll.

Seatbelt and Distracted Driving Violations

Seatbelt compliance also emerged as a significant issue, with approximately 1,850 citations issued for seatbelt violations. Despite the clear lifesaving benefits of seatbelt use, a notable number of drivers and passengers continue to neglect this basic safety measure.

Distracted driving, another major contributor to road accidents, resulted in over 2,000 citations. The prevalence of mobile devices and other in-car distractions continues to pose a serious threat to road safety, as drivers' attention is diverted from the critical task of operating their vehicles.

Legal Help After a Car Accident in California

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