Tens of thousands of commuters drive to and from Fresno every day

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Approximately 31,000 workers commute to Fresno and approximately 26,000 workers commute out of Fresno every single day. 

These numbers are coming from Fresno CHP’s Special Enforcement Units also known as SEU. 

They came across these numbers after an operation conducted between State Route 180 and Herndon ave. 

Victor Taylor is the Public Information Officer for CHP – Fresno Area. He said they have held various SEU’s.

“We have pretty much what you would call a strike force and enforce the laws to make sure people aren’t speeding, they are not distracted, they are making safe lane changes,” said Taylor. 

Taylor said almost half of the commute traffic is between Fresno and Madera at State Route 99 and State Route 41 main corridors. 

Taylor said this operation is to remind drivers that during peak commuting hours accidents are more likely to happen.

“It’s just a message to the people, you have to pay attention and you have to slow down,” said Taylor.

Because of the high density travel on major highways Caltrans say they are constantly doing road repairs. 

Christian Lukens is a Public Information Officer with Caltrans. He said their main goal is driver safety. 

“That’s why you will see maintenance on basically every part of the highway,” said Lukens. “That’s what they are working on.”

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