Caltrans and CHP Hosting Winter Driving Preparedness Event

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District:  District 3 - Marysville
Contact:  Raquel Borrayo
Phone:  (530) 634-7640; (530) 701-5209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

ROCKLIN – Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol, Gold Run Area are hosting a traffic safety workshop event to better prepare Sierra-bound motorists for winter travel. Caltrans and CHP continue to encouter motorists who are unprepared for inclement weather conditions, leading to an increase in collisions on the state highway system.

To increase motorist preparedness, demonstrations and information will be highlighted for event attendees:

  • Proper chain installation on vehicles;
  • Recommended vehicle supplies for winter travel;
  • The difference between R-1, R-2 and R-3 chain control levels;
  • And how to check tire tread depth before snow travel.

Preparation before driving in winter weather conditions is essential to safety on roadways and decreases fatal and injury collisions on our highways. Caltrans strongly encourages the public to attend this informative workshop.

WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Bass Pro Shop, 5472 Crossings Dr. Rocklin, CA 95650

Caltrans District 3 is responsible for maintaining and operating 4,385 lane miles in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties. For project updates, follow Caltrans District 3  on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

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