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Create Real Impact: Distracted Driving Kills

What is Create Real Impact? It is a contest designed to get drivers informed about the dangers of distracted driving , and it was created by Impact Teen Drivers.

Impact Teen Drivers was formed in response to a high number of car accidents involving teenagers, which California Highway Patrol officers tended to. The purpose of this organization is to educate teenagers, their parents, and community members about the importance of responsible driving, hoping to reduce the amount of  injuries and deaths caused by distracted driving.

Distracted driving kills, and it is the leading cause of death in teens. But something like this shouldn't be. Deaths caused by distracted driving could have been prevented, and Impact Teen Drivers is aware of this and wants all of us to be aware as well.

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Cameras

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Cameras

If you're planning on traveling anywhere in North or Central California during the holidays and are concerned about the traffic, here a perfect website link for you.

CALTRANS TRAFFIC CAMERAS

Just click on the red camera icon to see real time what the traffic looks like.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

 

City Accepting Requests for Speed Control Devices

City Accepting Requests for Speed Control Devices

The City of Elk Grove is encouraging resident involvement in addressing speeding on Elk Grove’s streets and is currently accepting requests for speed control devices.

Bay Bridge Retrofit Update

Bay Bridge Retrofit Update

In mid-November another milestone is expected to be reached with the suspension portion and full completion expected in 2013.

It is work in several sections that will result in side by side lanes for part of the Bay Bridge into the city and from SF back to Oakland.  There will still be a double deck but it's been reinforced with millions of pounds of steel.

Video simulations from Caltrans are pretty cool.

http://baybridgeinfo.org/baybridge360#.simulation

 

 

Turkey Troubles on the Road

Turkey Troubles on  the Road

We've been hearing about some turkey troubles on the roads. Bob sent us this picture on Delair in Laguna West. We've received alot of viewer response about other sightings. Johanna says there have been some on Golf Link Drive in Folsom and another viewer reports 30 in the Arden Arcade area. One of our producers says she faced a turkey in the road on several occasions in Davis. Share your road stories with us!

 

 

Help if you get car damage near a construction zone

Help if you get car damage near a construction zone

We had a viewer wonder if there was any help if you got damage to your car near a construction site. His situation was along I-5 from Elk Grove to Florin where several lanes are often closed overnight for shoulder work and repaving. Mark Dinger with the Caltrans District 3 office says there is both a helpline and a website to file a complaint and get some relief. This may be an option for you should you have a similar experience:

Caltrans:

530-741-4262.

Or go online as well:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/damageclaims.htm

 

 

 

Share your road concerns

Share your road concerns

A deadly stretch of Highway 12 is getting a closer look by Caltrans and governments in Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties. The 50 plus stretch between the Sacramento County line to Rio Vista and Suisun City has had its share of accidents.

You can weigh in on how to improve the safety, which in recent years had include the addition of rumble strips.

The public meeting is Tuesday July 26th, from 6-8 pm

The Lodi Public Library

201 Locust Street

Lodi

 

Share you concerns with me on roads and construction MCrowley@news10.net I'd love to hear from you! Lots of projects are underway including I-5 from San Joaquin County Line to I-5 at Richards in downtown Sacramento that involve lane closures both north and southbound from 11 pm to 6am.