New Daylight Headlight Section On SR-18

Crestline, CA, September, 28, 2012, 6am - Caltrans is in the process of installing nine “Daylight Headlight Section” signs at various locations on State Route 18 from Crestline Cutoff to the Big Bear Dam. Caltrans worked in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol to install the new signs, which will enhance safety for mountain drivers … [Read more...]

Age Well Drive Smart Class

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 11, 2012, 8am  - The California Highway Patrol is hosting an Age Well Drive Smart class for senior drivers.  Medical advances and better choices are allowing people to live longer more active lifestyles.  As a result California’s older population is now one of the fastest growing driver groups. The Age Well … [Read more...]

Caltrans Asks Motorists To Move Over Or Slow Down Near Work Zones

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Sacramento, CA, August 23, 2012, 8:00am - Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and construction industry contractors are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones less dangerous for workers by moving over one lane, if it’s safe to do so, or slowing down when passing a maintenance or … [Read more...]

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Near Baldwin Lake

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Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2012, noon - A 32-year-old citizen of Great Britain was killed in a traffic accident late Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012. Ian Anthony Ferguson, was operating a rented motorcycle, traveling on State Route 18 in the Baldwin Lake area. His motorcycle drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with a small … [Read more...]

Fatal Traffic Accident Near Stanfield Cutoff

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 19, 2012, 7:45am - (UPDATE) - The Coroner has released the name of the man who died in Tuesday's auto accident. The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call reporting a vehicle that rolled over and landed in Baker Pond in Big Bear City. Deputies found a 2003 Saturn upside down in about 3 feet of water. … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Accident Big Bear City

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Big Bear City, CA July 6, 2012 4:00 pm - Today around 1:00 pm a motorcycle traveling eastbound on North Shore Drive was involved in an accident with a white pickup truck traveling west.  The vehicles came to rest where near Greenway Drive on Highway 38.  The California Highway Patrol, Big Bear Sheriffs and local fire authorities responded to the … [Read more...]

No Fireworks Allowed On The San Bernardino National Forest

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, 8:00am - San Bernardino National Forest Officials are reminding visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national grassland and national forest land year-round, regardless of weather … [Read more...]

Tips For Driving In Hot Weather

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San Bernardino, CA, June 29, 2012, 8:00am - The Summer months are here, with higher temperatures on the way. Terri Kasinga of CalTrans has some travel tips to think about before you head out across the desert or other remote areas. First – know before you go! Check IE511.org or call “511”. Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition … [Read more...]

Lakewood Woman Killed In Collision On Highway 330

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San Bernardino, CA, June 27, 2012, 8:00am - A car crash on State Route 330 took the life of an 18-year-old Lakewood woman on Friday morning, June 22, 2012. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn and eject Rebecca Green, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. She was a passenger in a Ford Focus driven by 24-year-old Kenneth Blow, … [Read more...]

CHP Offers Start Smart Class In Big Bear For Teens

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Big Bear Lake, May 28, 2012, noon - Another Start Smart Class is scheduled for this week. The Start Smart program is a cooperative effort between the CHP, teenagers, and their parents. The class will help young drivers and their parents understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. The class will also show how poor … [Read more...]