The Healdsburg Police Department is searching for qualified individuals who want to join our corps of law enforcement professionals. Currently employed police officers; graduates from an accredited California Post Police Academy; or within 60 days of graduation; or out of state applicants that are eligible for POST certification are asked to submit your city application (PDF), or call 707-431-3322.
Those who have yet to hang up their cellphones when behind the wheel may want to start this month. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and law enforcement plans to aggressively enforce laws involving distracted driving.
“It’s Not Worth It!” Is the California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic Safety campaign. Not only using cellphones without hands-free headsets, but texting, putting on makeup, reading the newspaper while driving are all things considered a distraction.
Cellphone use has made distracted driving a rapidly growing problem. In 2010, more than 3,000 people died in crashes believed to have been caused by distracted driving, according to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tickets for texting while driving begin at $159 for an initial violation and can grow by hundreds of dollars for each subsequent one. Think before you call or text someone, is that text message or cellphone call really worth $159?