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Elk Grove police plan DUI patrols, checkpoint this month

Elk Grove police plan DUI patrols, checkpoint this month

ELK GROVE - The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau will conduct a Sobriety / Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with several special DUI roving saturation patrols during the month of May. 

  • Sobriety / Drivers License checkpoint on May 20 from 8:00 p.m.

'Click or Ticket' seatbelt enforcement begins May 23

'Click or Ticket' seatbelt enforcement begins May 23

GALT - As families across California plan for upcoming spring travel, there’s not much you can do to control the cost of filling up the gas tank, but you can avoid a costly ticket by making sure that everyone in the car wears their seat belt. Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Galt Police Department will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, May 23 - June 5. The fines and fees for first time adult seat belt violations is a minimum of $142.

Elk Grove High School to hold 7th Annual Car Show May 7

Elk Grove High School to hold 7th Annual Car Show May 7

ELK GROVE - On Saturday, May 7, the Elk Grove High School (EGHS) Automotive Department will hold their 7th Annual "Support Our Auto Shop" Car Show at 7:30 a.m.

All car owners are invited to come out to compete for trophies designed and made by EGHS auto shop students. The event will feature the great cars of the past and present - such as classic muscle cars, hot rods and customs - as well as food, music, drawings and raffles for prizes.

Admission can be a donation of supplies for the auto shop or a monetary donation determined by the guest. All proceeds and donations of supplies will go towards funding supplies for next year’s auto shop students.

The school is located at 9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road.

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.

1 lucky Elk Grove Unified high school student could win $20,000 for a new car!

1 lucky Elk Grove Unified high school student could win $20,000 for a new car!

ELK GROVE - For 10 lucky graduating seniors, the road ends at the Elk Grove Auto Mall (Laguna Grove Court) on Wednesday, May 11. Thanks to a donation by the auto mall and its dealerships, 10 Elk Grove Unified (EGUSD) graduating seniors will vie for one grand prize of $20,000 to be used towards the purchase of a vehicle at the auto mall through the Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive.

The program is a part of EGUSD’s No Excuses - Go to School Attendance Campaign.

Weigh in on Carpool lanes on I-5

From Caltrans, Wednesday night is an open house for the I-5 Project:

Caltrans to Host Public Workshops for I-5 Project

 

Sacramento - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and the Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) isproposing to add approximately 13 miles of Bus/Carpool Lanes (also known as High Occupancy Vehicle or HOV lanes) in the median of Interstate 5 (I-5) in Sacramento County, about one mile south of Elk Grove Boulevard to U.S. Highway 50.

Drive a Hybrid? 'Yellow' clean air car stickers expire July 1

Drive a Hybrid? 'Yellow' clean air car stickers expire July 1

California’s carpool lanes will soon be “off limits” to solo drivers of hybrid vehicles displaying “yellow” clean air stickers. They expire July 1, 2011!

To make sure everyone is aware of this change, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will mail out 85,000 letters to registered vehicle owners with these stickers beginning May 1. The information will also include a warning: solo drivers caught cruising in a High-Occupancy (HOV) lane, after the expiration date, will be cited.

In 2004, Assembly Bill 2628 created the “yellow” sticker program, which allowed hybrid vehicles to also access HOV lanes. However, the privilege of driving alone in the carpool lane ends on June 30, 2011.

The hybrid vehicles that enjoyed the carpool exemption met California’s strict partial zero emissions standards and had a 45 miles per gallon or greater fuel economy highway rating.

The next generation of clean air stickers is anticipated to be released in 2012.