CHP lays out its Super Bowl game plan

The CHP has laid out its game plan for Super Bowl 50.

Safety of the public at the game and state roads zs a top priority. Expect increased law enforcement presence during the weekend of Feb. 7, 2016.

“The Super Bowl is America’s most-watched national sporting event and California is fortunate to be the host this year,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said.  “With days of events leading up to the game, the Bay Area will see an influx of visitors and increased traffic.  The CHP is proud to be working with several allied law enforcement agencies to keep the roadways safe during all of the festivities.”

Working with the California Department of Transportation, the CHP developed Super Bowl 50 site at  Drivers can go there for traffic updates.

A mobile version is also available. Additional real-time traffic information will be provided through posts on Twitter by @CHP_HQ, @CHP_GoldenGate, and @CHPSanJose.

Public safety agencies are working together at the game, on the roadways and rleated venues.  The CHP is sending a significant law enforcement presence at Levi’s Stadium as officers are helping wiht team escorts, traffic control and aerial support.  There is a CHP information booth at the stadium, and CHP representatives are underscoring the dangers of driving under the influence, excessive speed, and distracted driving.

"Drunk driving is one of the most serious traffic-related issues we face today,” Commissioner Farrow said.  “Plan ahead to avoid a tragedy.  Leave your car keys at home if you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, and use public transportation, a designated driver, or a ride-sharing service to stay safe.”

On the day of Super Bowl 49 in California, one person was killed in an alcohol-involved collision and 47 drivers were injured. CHP officers arrested some 400 people for driving under the influence.