• CHP to Intensify Patrols for Holiday Weekend Campaign

    The California Highway Patrol will ramp up operations on highways, freeways and roads throughout Riverside County this Memorial Day weekend to snare drunken and other unsafe drivers as part of a statewide campaign. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the CHP will initiate its holiday weekend “maximum enforcement period,” during which all available officers hit the […]

  • Caltrans to Announce Expanded Travel on Damaged Mountain Highways

    State officials are slated Tuesday to announce the start of day and night guided access along state Route 74 through the San Bernardino National Forest, as well as provide updates on progress repairing that highway and state Route 243 between Idyllwild and Banning. Staff from Caltrans District 8 will join Riverside County transportation officials and […]

  • Signal Repairs Expected To Slow Traffic In Palm Desert

    The traffic signals at Highway 74 and Haystack Road in Palm Desert will be out of service much of Wednesday for an equipment replacement project, and motorists should allow extra time or use alternate routes, city officials said Monday. The traffic signals will be dark from 5:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. so that workers […]

  • This police robot could make traffic stops safer

    A California man has built a robot that he hopes will take some of the danger out of traffic stops — those anxiety-provoking and potentially deadly encounters between police officers and motorists that play out on American roads more than 50,000 times a day. The GoBetween robot is attached to a rod that extends forward from […]

  • CHP Warns of Roadside Scammers Targeting Good Samaritans

    The California Highway Patrol is issuing a warning to the public to be aware of scammers who are pulling off on the sides of roads in supposed distress and targeting unsuspecting good Samaritans. In a Facebook post Wednesday, the CHP Central Division stated that the law enforcement agency has received a number of calls over the last […]

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