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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 […]

No Comment / April 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / January 07, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

CHP seeks senior volunteers

The California Highway Patrol’s Placerville Area Office is looking for motivated citizens who want to give something back to their community as senior volunteers. Senior volunteers are CHP employees who assist in both administrative and field capacities. The objectives of the CHP Senior Volunteer program are: to assist the CHP in providing enhanced public service to […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Sweat the small stuff’ with summer road safety

SACRAMENTO — Summer is road trip time, and California has a number of great destinations to explore by motor vehicle.  To help motorists enjoy safe summer travels on the road, the California Highway Patrol reminds the public to take care of themselves and their vehicles during the upcoming hot weather months. “Throughout the busy summer […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »