Tag: CHP

“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 about the use of headlights. The nine signs had been installed between Bear Valley Dam and Crestline Cutoff in an effort to reduce accidents on the winding two-lane highway. The fine for failing to comply with the headlight rule would have been as high as $350. Drivers are still reminded of the danger of crossing the double-yellow lines into oncoming...

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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 identification has been made and next of kin notified. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the...

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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 Boulevard from Running Springs Fire Department Station 51 West to the California Highway Patrol Station. Emergency Services Day will offer the public a unique opportunity to see emergency equipment and meet the men and women who protect us.  Fire Engines, Extrication and Firefighting equipment, Safety and Fire Prevention displays will be on hand. Flu shots will be available to the public at Station 51 with donations going to Mountain Helping Hands.  And finally, there will be special appearances for the kids by Sparky the firedog, and Chipper the CHP...

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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 transported to Mountains Community Hospital where he died of his injuries at 8:38pm. A passenger was transported to an area hospital for treatment. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the...

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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 who use the two-lane highway. Motorists will benefit from better detection of oncoming vehicles with headlights on during the day. The CHP will have a 30 day grace period while the signs are being installed, but after that, according to CHP Public Information Officer Benjamin Baker, the fine for failure to obey a regulatory sign could be as high as...

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