California Highway Patrol reminds residents to travel with caution ahead of the holidays

CHP says the most common cause of crashes are following another vehicle too closely or unsafe speed
Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 01:45:35-05

With the holidays coming up, California Highway Patrol is reminding residents how to decrease the chances of a crash during their holiday travels.

Officers say the most common causes of crashes while traveling for the holidays are following another vehicle too closely or unsafe speed.

"They're right up on the driver in front of them and then somebody has to hit the breaks because traffic is backing up and they run into the back of them" said Patrick Seebart, the Public Information Office with Templeton CHP.

Seebart also says his department receives an average of 10-15 calls a day due to crashes, but that number might see a large increase if there is any rain.

"That just multiplies whatever else is going on," added Seebart.

CHP advises residents to give themselves extra time to get to their holiday destination, keep a safe distance with the car in front of you and avoid speeding.