driving

Teenagers and Tule fog

We’ve been in the middle of Central Valley’s notorious Tule fog season for a few months now but you would never have known it. Tule fog thrives on rain and groun ...

What to do when the kids grow up too fast

Just a couple of weeks ago, my oldest daughter and I were in the car travelling down Joiner Parkway like we’ve done so many times before. The birds are chirping, the air is ...

Learning to drive in Lincoln

Just imagine the day that your choices went from just plain walking, riding a bicycle or riding a horse to that choice which, in itself, was an incredible leap into the future: dri ...

Stop signs will, for now, stay in Lincoln Hills

  Stop signs have created quite a fervor in The News Messengers’ letters to the editor section. The issue became public at a Jan. 22 Lincoln City Council meeting when ...

Safety improvements will make Highway 193 a great route

  Being close to the foothills is great.  Driving 20 minutes from Lincoln, I can be in Auburn to see a movie or hear a band. Or, from Auburn, I can take a short drive ea ...

Texting isn’t worth it when you’re driving

  Distracted driving is a serious safety concern for all drivers throughout California, especially teen drivers, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  Eigh ...

Don't get behind a steering wheel if you're drinking

When smart friends make excuses about acquaintances driving home from a get-together after consuming several drinks, I’m speechless. My friends will say it’s the firs ...

Commuter turns vigilante

Dear Tom and Ray, I need to know if I’m being a jerk. Every day, I use a left exit ramp on the highway that starts out one lane wide. A second lane begins on the right and brings ...

Straight Talk: Texting while driving unsafe

Dear Straight Talk: My son is 17. Starting July 1, he will be banned from using a cell phone while driving until he is 18. Today he informed me that he won’t talk on his cell a ...