SAN MARCOS (CNS) - Sheriff's deputies in San Marcos will be on the lookout Tuesday for motorists who text or talk on a hand-held cellphone while driving, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Saturday.
The San Marcos Sheriff's Station will crack down on talkers and texters with a "zero tolerance" operation, citing drivers who break the law and pose a danger to themselves or others.
"Turn off your phone and put it out of reach as you get into the car," said Christopher J. Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. "Think before you call or text someone. If there is a chance they might be driving, let it wait. It's not worth it."
Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into a crash that is serious enough to injure themselves and younger, inexperienced drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of fatal distraction-related crashes, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
More than 225 local agencies and the California Highway Patrol were expected to conduct zero tolerance enforcement in April which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, sheriff's officials said
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
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Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official