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2012-04-21 23:01:36

Clay Arnold of Arnold Law Firm says getting a ticket from the California Highway Patrol is better than causing injury or death in a crash due to texting or other distractions behind the wheel. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Sacramento car accident attorney Clay Arnold said today that motorists stopped in the California Highway Patrol´s crackdown on distracted “zombie drivers” during April´s Distracted Driving Awareness Month should actually consider themselves...

2011-07-05 18:04:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) fleet of roving tow trucks today expanded its territory with the addition of a new 20-mile coverage segment along Interstate 280 between State Route 92 and State Route 85 in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The addition of the new "beat," as patrol segments are known, brings the FSP network to 79 trucks on 36 beats covering 560 miles of freeways and highways around the region. The two trucks...

2011-05-26 12:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's first and most ambitious statewide campaign against distracted driving was deemed a success at the close of the monthlong Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Officials of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and California Highway Patrol (CHP) praised the cooperation of hundreds of state and local agencies and the reaction of the public to the campaign, which combined the resources of 103 CHP offices throughout...

2011-05-23 10:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 140 local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol will begin increased enforcement of the state's occupant protection laws today as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. Law enforcement across the state will mount extra patrols to enforce zero tolerance for those not properly buckled. Between May 23 and June 5, drivers and passengers can expect to receive tickets, not a...

2010-12-16 12:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of Californians are expected to hit the roads during the holiday travel season, state traffic safety officials continue to warn motorists about the very serious dangers of impaired driving. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) today announced nearly $5 million in grant funding to 110 law enforcement agencies for DUI checkpoints. OTS is funding over 2100 sobriety checkpoints during the next year, with more than 230 to...

2010-11-12 11:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Californians hit an all-time high mark for buckling up their seat belts according to figures just released by the California Office of Traffic Safety. In an observational survey done during the summer, 96.2 percent of drivers and passengers were using seat belts or child safety seats. This is up from the 2009 figure of 95.3 percent and above the previous high in 2008 of 95.7 percent. The figures were released just prior to the start of...

2010-11-02 14:06:00

LONDON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Justin Cooper, a founding director of CHP Consulting, has decided to leave the company to pursue personal interests outside the equipment finance industry including working with non-profits . Cooper has been with the company since its inception twenty years ago and will remain a stockholder in the company. Over the next twelve months Cooper will work with the CHP board to hand over his responsibilities which include CHP Consulting's North American...

2010-09-13 18:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "CHiPs" star Larry Wilcox is scheduled to appear at the 7th Annual 10-4 Day benefit this October 4th in Hollywood. The event benefits the California Highway Patrol's 11-99 Foundation and its Broderick Crawford Benefits Program, along with the LAPD Museum and benefit fund. The 11-99 Foundation was founded in 1981 to provide benefits and support to CHP employees and their families in times of need. The day will include a ceremony at Broderick...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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