California Highway Patrol

Buckle up before you give thanks

​SACRAMENTO — Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a maximum enforcement period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. In 2014, over the Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways […]

November 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

CHP sharing bike safety tips

Whether walking, bicycling or operating a motor vehicle, the California Highway Patrol wants the public to be safe on the roadways. In order to promote May is Bike Month, the CHP Valley Division Placerville Area will conduct a Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fair and Rodeo to educate the public in the right-of-way laws for bicyclists on […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

July 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

CHP cracks down on distracted drivers

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the California Highway Patrol, Placerville Area, along with more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies will conduct a month long “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving. Officers will be on alert throughout the month […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Teen rolls Cherokee

A 17-year-old boy escaped with minor injuries after his SUV rolled and landed in a creek bed on Brittany Way Tuesday morning. At 7:10 a.m. the driver, late for school, was traveling eastbound west of Morman Island Road in El Dorado Hills at approximately 50 mph in a 25 mph zone when he lost control of […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

EDH man dies in Saturday crash

A 61-year-old El Dorado Hills man died following a Saturday vehicle wreck along Green Valley Road. Driver David Verbits, driving his black 2011 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Green Valley Road east of Francisco Drive at 11:41 a.m., reportedly “swerved into the opposing traffic lane for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck a tree, continued into […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

CHP offers free ‘Start Smart’ class

The leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol, East Sacramento Area Office, will offer a free Start Smart. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

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