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Todd Slaughter

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 hands-free phone law to bicyclists. [...]
Todd Slaughter

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 an accident than drivers who are drunk. Many [...]
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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 (probably including humans, or Bigfoot) [...]
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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 49-year-old Redding man cycling on Hartnell Avenue [...]
Todd Slaughter

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 motor vehicle since July 2008. We applaud [...]
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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 Times-Standard, the crash occurred at approximately [...]
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Head-On Collision on SR 299 Kills Arizona Man

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Last night a 50-year-old Arizona man was fatally injured when his Chevy S-10 pickup drifted across the centerline of Highway 299 and collided with another vehicle. According to the Redding Record Searchlight, the [...]
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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 out on the street and sidewalks. As I [...]
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Fatal Rollover on I-5 near Willows

WILLOWS, Calif. – A Wednesday morning rollover of a 2008 Chevy Suburban killed a 24-year-old Oregon woman and seriously injured three others. According to the Chico Enterprise-Record the rollover occured on Interstate 5 north of County [...]
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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 Balls Ferry Road when a vehicle driven [...]