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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 ...

44-year-old arrested on sex charges

Auburn police arrested a 44-year-old man Friday for sending naked pictures to an Auburn teen. Pine Grove resident Charles Wayne Burghy, 44, allegedly got the 16-year-old boy’s ph ...

Driving past distractions

ROSEVILLE — Sitting quietly and almost unnoticed in the corner of the auditorium stood a startling reminder of what happens when teenagers take risks on the road. It was a s ...

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 ...

Straight Talk: Texting while driving unsafe

Dear Straight Talk: My son is 17. Starting July 1, he will be banned from using a cell phone while driving until he is 18. Today he informed me that he won’t talk on his cell a ...