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 Bear Blvd.). The dropoff boxes will … [Read more...] about Walgreens and Kmart Host Toy Drive
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 Genders was negotiating a left … [Read more...] about Driver Dies on Highway 38
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 Patrol). Nationally, an estimated 1.5 … [Read more...] about Watch Out For Wildlife!
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 result in arrests for those drivers … [Read more...] about CHP sets up sobriety checkpoint
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 class that is conducted throughout … [Read more...] about CHP Offers Start Smart Class
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 about the use of headlights. The nine … [Read more...] about “Headlight” Signs To Be Removed From Highway 18