questionsanyone else wondering if the state highway patrol…

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I'm not wondering because they work every weekend. I have a friend that is a state trooper so that's a fact.

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They were out in my area. Most people fall in one of two categories

1) PO'd because they had to work and write everyone a ticket
2) PO'd that they had to work and hide out and do as little as possible

Let's face it, like the clerk at the convenience store, who wants to sit there at work while everyone else is enjoying themselves. I have worked my fair share of holidays, and it was less than the most full and pleasureable experience (nice way of saying it sucked).

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@ecriscit: I'm married to retail, so I'm no stranger to working on the holidays. The question was not meant to be a bash against the SHP, just wondering if there was less emphasis this year upon a increased presence on the freeways versus past years? As an aside, with a toddler and wife traveling with me I'm all about controlling speed and dangerous driving on the roads!

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You have to bear in mind that the nation's economic woes have hit law enforcement too. The fact is there just aren't as many of them out there right now.

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@jimmyd103: I didn't take your post as a bash on troopers/HP/cops. I was just saying from a different perspective sometimes why people don't see police on the roadways on holidays.

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@hossdawg97: Good point. I know that local and state govt are feeling the pinch but just haven't witnessed it so vividly first-hand.

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They were out where I live and reportedly the "brass" were out as well for reinforcements. I saw two in my travels.

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twice as many arrests for DUI this year as opposed to last year around norcal.

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Didn't see any out on Friday or Sunday when I was traveling between two states, nor yesterday out on the freeways here in the metro...

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They were out in force in our area, along with local police. I saw lots of them out there hopefully keeping the idiots off the road. Too many people drinking and driving on these holiday weekends.