overloaded vehicle causes accident

  The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently issued a press release reminding motorists to secure loads before traveling. Traveling with unsecured loads isn’t just unsafe. It’s illegal. Private motorists and commercial drivers are being reminded of the importance of properly securing their loads, no matter how far the trip is. At the least,…

Calrans Memorial

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) just held their 27th Annual Workers Memorial. They honored 187 highway workers who have been killed on the job. This year, a special tribute was paid to Jorge Lopez, Randy Whisenhunt, and Annette Brooks, who all lost their lives since last year’s memorial. Lopez, an electrician, was struck by…

Caltrans Fixing roads

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has just issued a press release about the $217 million allocated to improve and maintain California’s multimodal transportation system. The funds are being allocated from the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The money will go towards 72 projects to improve and upgrade the state’s aging roadways and bridges. In addition…

Pedestrian safety

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently issued a press release about their draft of the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. At this time, they’re requesting a public review of the plan, which includes a variety of new policies and actions aimed at increasing pedestrian and bicycling across the State of California. Their ultimate…

Wrong Way driver detection

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently released a “News Flash” about the deployment of their wrong-way driver detection system. Due to several of fatal and injury-causing wrong-way crash incidents on California roadways, Caltrans has stepped up to the plate in efforts to reduce the likelihood of these dangerous and preventable crashes. This two-year long…

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