CHP Statistics: December 2019

December 2019 Stats
DUI ARRESTS — 3
TRAFFIC COLLISIONS
Non-Injury — 11
Minor Injury — 5
Major Injury — 1
Fatal — 0
Hit & Run — 2

Safety Tip:
Many residents of the Kern River Valley saw in December what problems a winter storm can bring. Major passes were closed due to snow and ice, which made State Route 178 the main route for travelers trying to get home. Make sure if you plan to travel on roadways where you might encounter snow and ice, you carry tire chains that fit your vehicle properly. Make sure you know how to install the chains and install them when necessary. Carrying chains won’t help if they don’t fit correctly or are not properly installed.

If road signs indicate chains required and you fail to obey the signs, you may be cited. Please drive safe!!

Happy New Year!!