With more people choosing a bicycle for transportation, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are embarking on a monthlong endeavor to encourage all motorists to safely share the road.
Ghisan Omar Monsour, 28, of Oakland, was killed Monday night on Interstate 5 after he collided into the rear end of a tractor trailer. Hugo Torres, 34, of Inglewood, who was driving the truck, had stopped in the #3 lane because of construction.
Distracted driving can affect anyone who owns a cell phone or anyone sharing the road with a motorist using their cell phone. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the CHP is cracking down on those texting and driving.
A 65-year-old Tipton man died Friday when the GMC pickup truck he was driving went over the east side of Lake Hughes Road. His passenger sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Henry Mayo Hospital.
Super Bowl Sunday is a time for fun and games, but the California Highway Patrol has teamed up with U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Football League, and TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) to warn fans against drinking and driving.
There will be a CHP sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The goal of the checkpoint is to deter drunk drivers and raise awareness among all motorists.