CHP RECRUITING FOR NEW OFFICERS

The California Highway Patrol is hiring and has begun recruitment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to apply… The California Highway Patrol is looking for men and women from diverse communities to provide the highest levels of safety, service, and security. Each candidate must be 20 to 35 years old,

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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LOCAL CHP OFFERING “START SMART” TEEN DRIVERS CLASSES

The local CHP office will offer “Start Smart” classes for teens locally. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to sign up… The California Highway Patrol will be offering a new and revitalized “Start Smart” teen safe driving program on January 28 at 6 p.m.. The class is for teens and

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CHP SPENDS CHRISTMAS EVE HANDING OUT TOYS

Officers from the Morongo Basin station of the California Highway Patrol were out in force on Christmas Eve—not handing out tickets, but delivering toys, smiles, handshakes, and high fives to children in the Morongo Basin. The 863 new toys distributed were courtesy of donations made to the CHiPs for Kids

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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. Even our residential streets are safe; just this past week a motorcycle rider was seriously injured in Yucca Valley while riding on Onaga Trail. With a tip on how to ride

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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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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS

The Morongo Basin station of the California Highway Patrol is collecting toys for its CHiPs 4 Kids Toy Drive. Toys can be brought to the CHP station in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. For more information about the CHiPs 4 Kids Toy Drive, call Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.

LOCAL CHP OFFICE COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys for local needy children during its CHiPs for Kids Toy Drives. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the CHP office in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. Call CHP Officer Joan Griffin for more information at 760-366-3707.

CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, 33 people were killed on state roads last year during the Thanksgiving holiday, down from 44 in 2012. Most of the people killed in 2013—88 percent—were not wearing their seatbelt

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CHP DOES SURPRISE INSPECTION OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOUR BUSSES

The California Highway Patrol held an unannounced inspection of all commercial tour buses going in to Joshua Tree National Park Friday, September 19. The inspection was to ensure visitor safety, reducing chances of crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving tour buses bringing passengers into the park. Inspections are designed to determine

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CHP OFFERS FREE TEEN DRIVER CLASS THIS SATURDAY

The Local California Highway Patrol station is offering free Teen Driver classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for this Saturday’s class…

The California Highway Patrol will be offering a free teen driver class on Saturday, September 20, starting at 10 a.m. The goal of this course

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CHP START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

New drivers are urged to take part in the California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says one will be held tomorrow… 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

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NEW STATE BICYCLE LAW KICKS IN NEXT WEEK

Starting Tuesday, a new state law will kick in to benefit the safety of bicyclists. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains… With children heading back to school, motorists should expect to see more children riding to and from school on their bicycles. The California Highway Patrol would like to remind the public

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DETAILS OF SATURDAY’S DOUBLE FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released more information about the fatal motorcycle crash on the Morongo Grade Saturday evening that shut down Highway 62 for three hours. About 7:25 p.m., Lorne Powers, 62, of Joshua Tree, was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound, just north of the traffic signal

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CHP MOVES CHECKPOINT, THREE ARRESTED

Last week the California Highway Patrol announced it would hold a DUI checkpoint Saturday, August 16, at some undisclosed location in Joshua Tree. However, the CHP said that due to “logistics,” the DUI checkpoint was held in Morongo Valley instead, its “secondary location.” During the checkpoint’s hours of 8:30 p.m.

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CHP OFFER TIPS TO AVOID CAR THEFT

Vehicle theft is still a major problem for the California Highway Patrol. Reporter Cara Conway offers these suggestions from the CHP to protect your car or truck from theft… The CHP reported that 2013 vehicle thefts have declined by 2 percent in the state of California; however, 171,000 thefts were

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The local CHP station will join law enforcement throughout the region with a maximum enforcement effort over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says DUI and speeders will be targeted… Many Morongo Basin residents will celebrate Independence Day this weekend with outdoor barbecues, picnics, and social gatherings.

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THE CHP SAYS PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR THE HOT WEATHER

That car fire in Morongo Valley reminds us that hot weather can take its toll on your vehicle. CHP Officer Joan Griffin offers these suggestions to prepare your vehicle…

The warm temperatures and summer travel put extra demands on both vehicles and drivers. Before any travel, check your vehicle’s radiator

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