The California Highway Patrol will be out in force from Friday night through Monday looking for drunk drivers and speeding vehicles. The CHP averages about 1,500 arrests for drunk or drugged driving every Labor Day enforcement period.
Last year, during the Labor Day weekend, 29 people were killed in traffic crashes in California. Some died because they didn't buckle up.
"It is disheartening to know that 19 people lost their lives last Labor Day weekend as a result of not wearing their seat belt," said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
A company serving the Sacramento region is ready to drive people to and from backyard beer and barbecue this Labor Day weekend.
For $26.95 an hour, with no restrictions on distance, number of stops and how long the party goes, Driver Please is in business to take the client in their own car to the party and return them home.
Driver Please, based in Roseville, provides screened drivers who drive the client in their own car to special events, the airport and other destinations. The driving services is also an option for seniors who can't drive anymore. Driver Please is at (877) 687-3748.
On Labor Day, Driver Please owner Mike Dumke said in a press release, his drivers provide a way to get home safely after drinking - during a crackdown on drunk driving.