— The National Hockey League has agreed to pay $4.5 million to California motorists who were affected by the ongoing Highway Conditions Enforcement Program.
The $4 million in penalties will go to the California Highway Patrol, which had been awarded $4,600,000.
The National Hockey Association, which is part of the NHL Players’ Association, was notified of the settlement by a lawyer representing drivers and drivers’ families.
It is part a broader agreement reached last year with the NHL, which also agreed to provide a $4-million loan to help pay for a new parking lot at a nearby airport.
The NHL has paid about $9 million to about 5,800 drivers affected by Highway Conditions.
The penalties are for those who did not use a lane to pass or use the right-of-way to cross lanes.
Huge sums of money were paid by the NHL to drivers affected in the past.
The NHL has already paid $8 million in fines.
In the past few months, drivers and families have been affected by road conditions.
One man was killed on a highway last month in a crash that left one person dead and five injured.
The incident was caught on video.
In a news release, the NHL said it is committed to ensuring that the safety of its players and their families is not compromised.
“The NHL takes seriously the safety concerns raised by the California Department of Transportation,” the NHL’s release said.
“The NHL is committed not to pay penalties for violations of California’s Highway Conditions Code and will continue its work to provide safe and legal parking for all our players and families.”
California Highway Patrol spokesman Scott Siegel said the agency is cooperating fully with the settlement.
“We are grateful to the NHL for taking swift action to ensure that our members and the public can safely and conveniently park their vehicles,” he said.
In December, the California legislature approved legislation to help the state pay for the new parking at the airport.
The bill was vetoed by Gov.