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Law enforcement watches for cell phones on the road

  If it doesn’t cost you life and limb, choosing to use a cell phone behind the wheel this week is more likely than ever to cost you a ticket. The Placer County Sherif ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Stop looking down!

When you walk down the street most everything you see are people on their phones. My sisters freak out when they forget their phones. When my mom is driving I look over and I see ...

Reader Input: Thou shalt not text and drive

There are a few things in life that you just don’t do. You don’t pick your nose in a restaurant, you don’t urinate in public, you don’t eat your feces and ...

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 ...

Straight Talk: Teens 'n' Twenties

Dear Straight Talk: A friend won’t stop texting when she drives and it makes me nervous. She is the only friend I have with a car and I can’t get around without her. Ho ...

Straight Talk with Lauren Forcella

Dear Readers: What bugs you most about the world? How would you make the world better? Every winter, I pose these questions to the panel. This year, technology took a bruising. Rea ...