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Do not, NOT, text and drive

Why text and drive? It is completely unsafe! There have been so many crashes from teens looking down at their phones. Even a few seconds of distraction is long enough to travel 10 ...

Texting driver in fatal road death ID?d as North Auburn woman

AUBURN CA - A woman killed while apparently texting as she drove along a Nevada County road has been identified as a North Auburn resident. The Nevada Coroner?s Office released th ...

Stupid drivers come in all ages

Wow! “Calif. seniors may be at risk on the road, study says” (Journal, Feb. 26). No! Wait! Every driver of every age is a risk on the road when they are not following the rules ...

Schools grapple with social media policies

A teacher receives a friend request from a student on the social networking website Facebook. To friend or not to friend? A student posts inappropriate content on their social netw ...

Texting, phoning while driving could be a costly end-of-2011 surprise

AUBURN CA - Auburn’s California Highway Patrol officers are on a 24-hour mission Friday through early Saturday. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, officers patrol ...

Thumb bands send message of driving safety to high school students

The Auburn Police Department and local companies have teamed up to get a message out to teen drivers: texting kills. The message is being relayed through “thumb bands,” which ...

CHP makes text-messaging link to Foresthill Road double-fatal crash

A California Highway Patrol investigation into a head-on collision March 17 on Foresthill Road that left two people dead is now pointing toward texting-while-driving as a probable ...

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 ...