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April 28, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Keith Cummings, the jitters come when he is cruising slowly along the freeway in a maintenance truck, acting as the rear defense against drunk or distracted motorists who might swerve into the Caltrans street sweeper a few yards ahead of him. He has reason to feel jittery. In September, the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel on the San Diego Freeway near Inglewood and slammed into the back of Cummings' maintenance vehicle.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Keith Cummings, the jitters come when he is cruising slowly along the freeway in a maintenance truck, acting as the rear defense against drunk or distracted motorists who might swerve into the Caltrans street sweeper a few yards ahead of him. He has reason to feel jittery. In September, the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel on the San Diego Freeway near Inglewood and slammed into the back of Cummings' maintenance vehicle.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Direction-impaired drivers, prepare to meet your doom. A California appellate court has ruled that it's illegal to hold your phone while driving to use it for anything -- like checking Google maps, or even looking at an email or text. The case was brought by Steven R. Spriggs, a 58-year-old professional development officer at Fresno State University. On Jan. 5, 2012, Spriggs found himself in stop-and-go traffic caused by road construction on California 41 near the California 180 interchange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2002
A Ventura woman died Friday afternoon after a three-car crash on California 126 near Wells Road in Ventura. Eulala Keller, 85, was driving east when traffic began slowing because of road construction, the California Highway Patrol reported. Keller, who was traveling about 65 mph, apparently didn't slow quickly enough and plowed into a car ahead of her, which then hit a cement truck. A passing CHP officer gave Keller cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
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March 30, 2005 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
The chief of the federal highway system recently took the time to write, saying I was too quick in a recent column to dismiss the Bush administration's idea of using tolls to build new roads instead of gas taxes. "The Your Wheels column unfortunately dismisses tolling as part of the solution to highway congestion," said Mary E. Peters, Federal Highway administrator. "Toll roads are, in fact, already proving valuable in Southern California."
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November 28, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to federal affirmative action Tuesday, belatedly conceding that it had taken up the wrong case to decide whether the government can steer some contracts to minority-owned businesses. In the court's parlance, Tuesday's decision was a "dig"--"dismissed as improvidently granted"--Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist announced in the case of Adarand Constructors vs. Mineta, 00-730.
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