Public Safety Agencies Coordinating for Car Week 2022 butterfly

Published: Aug 10, 2022
Car Week typically brings thousands of visitors to Monterey County, and Car Week 2022 is expected to have record crowds at the many events and activities which will be taking place. 

Monterey County, local jurisdictions, and state public safety agencies will be working together again this year to ensure safe and enjoyable events for residents, businesses, participants, sponsors, and vendors. This multi-agency effort will coordinate planning, public information and first response efforts throughout Car Week.

Agencies involved include:
The County of Monterey
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Monterey County Regional Fire District
Cypress Fire Protection District
Pebble Beach Community Services District
Monterey County EMS
The California Highway Patrol

Cooperating local jurisdictions include:

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
City of Del Rey Oaks 
City of Marina
City of Monterey
City of Pacific Grove 
City of Seaside

As we head into this busy time, here is some important safety information for both locals and visitors:
  • Please monitor traffic in event areas and be patient if your drive is slow.
  • Fire danger in our region is high. Please do not discard cigarettes out of your window, use care in parking in non-paved areas. If towing vehicles, properly secure with tension trailer chains.
  • Motorcycle stunts and pyrotechnics can ignite dry vegetation.
  • There is zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
  • Pull to the right for sirens and lights.
  • Dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
For those who love Car Week but don’t love the traffic, there are two options to stay abreast of traffic and safety issues.

For text alerts/notifications related to Car Week safety issues: Text “CARWEEK” to 888777.

The County of Monterey has also launched its online Daily Event Tracker which offers traffic alerts and links to live traffic cameras so you can get to or around the many events taking place.

For general Car Week posts search #MontereyCarWeek across social media platforms.

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