California Highway Patrol

CHP puts emphasis on traffic safety through citations

Jaywalkers last week had another reason to look both ways before crossing the street – especially if they found themselves caught up in the latest traffic safety operation. ...

Open Letter to Drivers

I belong to the Lincoln Hills Cyclists.  We have about 150 members, probably about 75 of whom ride frequently. I am aware of three bike accidents involving club members and ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Cow carnage on I-80 east

At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...

Caltrans and CHP warn drivers of maximum enforcement around construction work zones

Beginning this past Tuesday, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in acti ...

What to do if you are harassed

In our last column, we discussed the different types of drivers who might harass a cyclist.  Let’s now explore what to do if you are harassed while on your bike. ...

“Keep your cool” with summer-travel safety tips

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds residents to exercise safety during summer’s warmer weather. Easy safety precautions are needed to help mitigate summer heat that ...

CHP REMINDS REVELERS TO SAFELY RING IN THE NEW YEAR

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to begin the New Year responsibly. If the celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver befo ...

Placer Probation gains funds to monitor high-risk DUI offenders

  With the knowledge that felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol or other drugs, the Placer County Probation Of ...

S Army Spc. Burley honored Monday

US Army Spc. Nicholas Burley was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan on July 30, he is the son of Tammy Kneebone of Red Bluff and Mike Burley of Fores ...