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Proposed California Law Bans Cell Phones for Cyclists

Democrat Senator Joe Simitian of Palo Alto, the author of the original bill that banned the use all but hands-free cell phones for California drivers, has now introduced a law which seeks expand the…

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Cell Phone Causes Major I-5 Crash – Federal Government Employee not Following California Law

We all know it is a bad idea to fool around with our cell phones while we are driving. One group of researchers at the University of Utah found that drivers on cell phones are more likely to cause…

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The Deer Warns "I'm Here," Helpful?

FORT JONES, Calif. – This summer Cal Trans is installing a deer detection system in a remote area of far northern California. The system involves the radar detection of deer and other large mammals…

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Cyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

REDDING, Calif. – On the evening that the Shasta Wheelmen participated in the international Ride of Silence, a slow-ride of rememberance of cyclists injured or killed on public roadways, a…

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Chico Police Crack Down on Cell Phone Use by Motorists

CHICO, Calif. – Yesterday the Chico Police Department issued 44 citations in a single day crackdown on cell phones by motorists. It has been unlawful to use a handheld cell phone while operating a…

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Crash into Klamath River Kills Driver, Injures Passengers

REDDING, Calif. – On Tuesday, March 21, 2009, a single car crash off State Route 96 in Somes Bar took the life of the driver and critically injured two passengers. According to the Eureka…

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Crash Kills Woman on South Market

REDDING, Calif. – Yesterday I was driving up So. Market street at about 11:30 a.m. when I observed numerous emergency vehicles crowded together in the southbound lane. There were scores of people…

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Two Drivers Seriously Injured in Head-On I-5 Crash

ANDERSON, Calif. – A mid-afternoon crash on I-5 yesterday sent both motorists to Mercy Medical Center with major injuries. According to the Redding Record Searchlight, the crash occurred on I-5 near…

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Woman Thrown from Vintage Seatbeltless Vehicle – Killed

CRESCENT CITY – Calif. A 65-year-old Cloverdale woman was killed after being ejected from a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria that had drifted off the road, struck an embankment and overturned. The passenger…

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4 Children Seriously Injured When Ejected in Pickup Rollover on I-5

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Four children suffered serious injuries when they were ejected from the pickup they were riding in. The pickup was driven by a 54-year-old Cottonwood man who was traveling…