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  • Local drivers frustrated over new driver license delays at DMV

    January 26, 2011 3:29 PM

    New drivers licenses at the DMV are causing major delays for drivers across the Central Coast and the state. Some people have been waiting for months and are on their second temporary license, which has no photo I.D. That's causing problems for people who rely on their license as the... more »
  • Zero Tolerance Campaign cracks down on distracted drivers

    October 12, 2010 8:52 PM

    The California Highway Patrol will be targeting distracted drivers tomorrow and Thursday. CHP officers will join law enforcement officers throughout Santa Barbara County to aggressively seek out drivers talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device. The CHP says in 2008 more than 30,000 drivers in California got... more »
  • CHP steps up patrols and truck inspections on Hwy 154

    September 14, 2010 9:52 PM

    If you're driving on Highway 154, expect to see more California Highway Patrol officers. The CHP is stepping enforcment, adding more units and ramping up truck inspections. In a single day last week, officers issued eight commercial truck citations and took one vehicle out of service for failing a brake... more »
  • Twelve drivers cited for licensing reasons at DUI checkpoint

    March 29, 2010 1:37 PM

    Santa Maria police officers cite 12 drivers during a DUI checkpoint Sunday. Officers say 556 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located on the 600 blk. of W. Main St. between 6:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. Ten drivers were cited for driving without a license and two drivers were cited for driving... more »
  • More drivers file complaints after Toyota fix

    March 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More Toyota drivers say their car and trucks have sped up by themselves even after being fixed to correct the problem. Another five people have reported problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's complaint database, describing surges of speed that came without warning. That is... more »
  • Toyota works to fix cars and reputation

    February 4, 2010 9:26 PM

    More trouble for Toyota. The automaker said tonight it's now looking into brake problems with its luxury Lexus hybrid in Japan and the U.S. That Lexus hybrid uses the same brake system that Japanese news reports say will lead Toyota to recall its 2010 Prius model. More than... more »
  • Santa Barbara Police work to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers

    December 23, 2009 1:37 PM

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is working to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers. It's joining law enforcement from across the state as part of California's 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign. Officers will hold a DUI checkpoint in Santa Barbara on Sunday, December 27th, from 6 p.m.... more »
  • Drivers encouraged to use caution at Paso Robles intersection

    December 11, 2009 12:00 PM

    Drivers in Paso Robles are encouraged to use caution at the intersection of 13th Street and South River Road. The signal lights there have been placed on flashing red. Officers estimate it will take about two hours until the problem is fixed.
  • Thanksgiving travelers hit the road

    November 25, 2009 9:57 PM

    AAA expects more than Two million Southern Californians to travel over the holiday weekend. Drivers were gassing up all afternoon long, trying to get an early jump on the Thanksgiving rush. 85 percent of Southern Californians are expected to hit the road this year. That's up nine percent from... more »
  • Work scheduled to be done on part of East Camino Cielo Road

    November 19, 2009 12:35 PM

    The US Forest Service is alerting drivers that a section of East Camino Cielo Road in Santa Barbara County will be closed next Wednesday, November 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During that time, workers will be conducting asphalt seal coating operations. The temporary closure will stretch... more »

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