Teens: Beat the Stats by Starting Smart

Running Springs, CA, March 21, 2014 - A poor decision behind the wheel can take lives in an instant. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 15 to 20. The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Start Smart program is an effort to help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities of driving a motor … [Read more...]

Walgreens and Kmart Host Toy Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 12, 2013 - For the past 25 years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has run an annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive to benefit children hospitalized during the holidays. This year, the CHP has put collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys at two Big Bear locations: Walgreens (42107 Big Bear Blvd) and Kmart (42126 Big … [Read more...]

Driver Dies on Highway 38

Angelus Oaks, CA, November 26, 2013 - A 33-year-old Big Bear City resident lost his life Monday after losing control on a winding mountain highway. Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on November 25, CHP officers responded to a call of a vehicle over the side on State Route 38 just east of Angelus Oaks. According to the collision report, Kevin Anthony … [Read more...]

Watch Out For Wildlife!

San Bernardino National Forest, September 17, 2013 - Many mountain residents have heard of drivers accidentally hitting deer or bears on local highways, but here are some startling statistics: In 2010, there were over 1,800 wildlife-vehicle collisions statewide, causing approximately $1 billion in property damage (per the California Highway … [Read more...]

CHP sets up sobriety checkpoint

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 4, 2013 - The Arrowhead office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, May 4 in the  San Bernardino Mountains. The CHP has found sobriety checkpoints to be an effective tool for ensuring safe travel. The operations augment existing patrols and usually … [Read more...]

CHP Offers Start Smart Class

Sacramento, CA, January 9, 2012 - Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death among teenagers across the United States and in California.  Each year, thousands of young drivers and their passengers are killed in collisions. Designed for newly licensed teens and their parents, the CHP offers Start Smart, a two-hour driver safety education … [Read more...]

“Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 12, 2012 - The “Daytime headlight section” signs recently installed on State Route 18 are being removed. A Caltrans spokesperson stated that although some mountain residents would like to see the signs remain in place, others have concerns about the cost of a citation and the impact on visitors who might not know … [Read more...]

Big Bear Man Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle

Mentone, CA, October 24, 2012, 9am - On October 23, 2012 at about 6:40pm, a 61 year-old man from Big Bear was walking southbound across Mentone Boulevard north of Crafton Avenue in Mentone and was struck by an eastbound 2000 Acura. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of the man will be released once positive … [Read more...]

Emergency Services Day

Running Springs, CA, October 11, 2012, 6am - The Running Springs Fire Department and CHP will team up with other Emergency Services agencies to host “Emergency Services Day” for community residents and guests on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  Emergency equipment displays and demonstrations will take place along Hilltop … [Read more...]

SR-18 Accident Victim Identified

Skyforest, CA, October 2, 2012, 11:00am - The man who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Skyforest on Highway 18 has been identified. According to the San Bernardino County Coroner, last Friday evening, when CHP officers arrived on scene they found 55 year old Martin Harding of Running Springs with upper and lower body trauma. He was … [Read more...]