CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

A lot of people will be traveling during the New Year’s holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a maximum enforcement period from 6 p.m. tonight through midnight Sunday, January 3. All available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, focusing on impaired

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CHP REMINDS US OF NEW TRAFFIC LAWS FOR 2016

The California Highway Patrol as part of its mission to save lives is informing motorists of new roadway safety laws for 2016. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more…

Beginning January 1, 2017 child safety seats for children under two years old must ride rear-facing in an appropriate child passenger safety

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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol is conducting a maximum enforcement period through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever needed. During last year’s maximum enforcement

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JOSHUA TREE PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED CROSSING HIGHWAY

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed last night walking across State Route 62, just 20 to 30 yards west of a traffic signal with a marked crosswalk. According to the county coroner, at 7:34 p.m., Jonathan Dubois, 25, who was wearing dark-colored clothing, was walking eastbound in the

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COUNTY SHERIFF ADDRESSES SOCIAL MEDIA RUMORS

The Sheriff’s Department recently released an advisory about community safety and rumors on social media. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Sheriff John McMahon states in an advisory notice that they are aware of recent rumors being spread on social media. The rumors claim that law enforcement is advising the public

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CHP LOOKING FOR JOSHUA TREE HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, about 12:30 p.m., Jan Jueschke, 43, of Yucca Valley, was driving a white 2011 Dodge Caravan owned by the County

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CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASS AT YVHS TOMORROW

CHP will be presenting Start Smart, a teen driving program, in the Yucca Valley High School library at 6:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. Millers Driving school will be there and will offer a $10 off coupon to anyone that attends the presentation.

CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PATROL OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The Morongo Basin California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. Over the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE KILLED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR CRASH

A 19-year-old Marine stationed at the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was killed early Wednesday morning in a car crash in Tulare County. According to the California Highway Patrol, Layne Johnson, a private first class armorer with VMU-1, was driving northbound on Highway 99 near Traver when he apparently fell

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL DRIVE SMART” CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The California Highway Patrol is offering classes in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley for drivers age 55 and older. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… “Age Well Drive Smart” are free classes being offered by the California Highway Patrol. The goal is to help seniors maintain their driving independence

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CHP OFFERING START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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THIS IS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK

This is National School Bus Safety Week. The California Highway Patrol helps protect student safety through its School Bus Program and its school bus inspection program. The School Bus Program includes tests for bus drivers, criminal investigation, health qualifications, and interviews with CHP officers. Drivers are required by law to

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THIS IS NATIONAL TEEN SAFE DRIVER WEEK

Traffic collisions are the number one killer of teens. In 2013, more than 19,000 teenagers were involved in fatal or injury collisions, and in 66 percent of those crashes, the teen drivers were at fault. This week—October 18 through 24—is National Teen Safe Driver Week, and the California Highway Patrol

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CHP WANTS YOUR CHILD SAFETY SEAT TO BE SAFE

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and the California Highway Patrol reminds motorists that children are required by law to ride in the back seat of a vehicle, in either a booster seat or car seat, until they are 8 years old, or are 4 feet, 9 inches

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CHP OFFERS “START SMART” CLASS THIS THURSDAY

The CHP will be offering their “Start Smart” classes for teen drivers this Thursday. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign-up… The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision

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CAR VS. FIRE HYDRANT HIT-AND-RUN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The California Highway Patrol is asking for assistance in a hit-and-run that sheared off a fire hydrant in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. About 12:30 Thursday morning, CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a sheared fire hydrant at Indian Trail and Meldora Avenue. Law enforcement determined

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely is… Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a helmet and protective gear. “No skin

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CHP OFFERS TIPS ON DRIVING AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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THE CHP SAYS PREP YOUR VEHICLE FOR SUMMER ROAD TRIPS

Now that summer is here, more people are taking off on summer vacations and weekend road trips. CHP Officer Joan Griffin says with a little planning and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a tragedy while you are behind the wheel… The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra

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CHP LOOKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a man. According to the CHP, Paul Paddock, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was sitting on the ground in front of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown about 2 a.m. Sunday, June 28, with

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