cell phones

Placer Sheriff’s Office to continue distracted driving enforcement

Thanks in part to grant funding, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office will continue to crack down on districted driving from Feb. 25 to March 8.  The extended enforcement ...

Law enforcement cracking down on cell phone use while driving

The California Office of Traffic Safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California Highway Patrol and 37 law enforcem ...

Cell phone numbers stay private

E-mails circulating that claim cellular telephone numbers will go public this month are false, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The commission, which is responsible for ...

Merger still necessary after upgrades, AT&T says

Two cell phone companies are debating about how coverage should be expanded in the Auburn area, and residents have mixed opinions. This week AT&T announced it is making network up ...

AT&T hopes for better foothill coverage through challenged merger

A cell phone company is hoping to bring improved service to the foothills, but some local residents are wary about the change. Lane Kasselman, spokesman for AT&T, said the company ...

Driving distractions not all from cell phones

Local law enforcement is spreading the word that more than just cell phones can cause distracted driving. “Anything that you are doing above and beyond driving is taking away f ...

Highway Patrol has ‘zero tolerance’ for breaking hands-free law

The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on drivers using their hands to talk on their cell phones. The Highway Patrol Valley Division is planning to conduct a “zero toler ...

Cell phones ring to life at Placer High

The bell rings and a score of high-schoolers flow from their classes, texting or chatting on the phone to a friend. Cell phone technology is a huge part of high school life. Althou ...

Take call safety into your own hands

I get so outraged at the drivers who are still talking on their phones while driving, I wish they would be arrested on the spot. Where is their common sense? The research proves t ...

Ask the DMV: No cell phones for minors behind the wheel

Q: Is it true that minors are never allowed to use cell phones when driving, even with a hands-free device?A: That is correct. It is against the law for a minor to use a cell phone ...

Add cell phones for emergencies

Could the Auburn Journal and/or police or fire authorities print an article about where/ how to register cell phones in cases of emergencies like the fires of Sunday? Some people ...

Despite law, many text while driving

Cell phones are everywhere these days – including in drivers’ hands. In spite of state law, many still use handheld cell phones while driving. Texting – which usually requir ...

All eyes on texting

Kids’ thumbs can’t keep still these days. Whether at school, hanging out with friends or sitting at the dinner table, it’s highly likely the teens you know go through day-t ...

Looking Behind The Scenes: From click it or ticket, to cell phone or cell time

Coughing through the notebook while wondering when the foothills became the Great Smokies ... Despite the smoke and haze, one thing is clear, at least to Auburn City Councilman Mi ...