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Highways We Love: Pacific Coast Highway

Highways are typically portals to vacation destinations. But in one long stretch from California to Washington, the route is the destination: Highway 1.

No picture or poem truly captures the landscape’s majesty. It’s truly something that must be experienced firsthand. Skilled engineering supports the roadway without taking away from the seemingly unending views.

Distracted Driving Problems increase

Disracted driving and its related problems continues to increase in California, according to a new study by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

The study, conducted in April, showed more than one out of ten motorists using a mobile device during the day. Almost 13 percent of drivers use mobile devices compared to 9.2 percent in 2015. OTS stated the actual number may be several percentage points higher considering the difficulty of observing mobile device use in a vehicle.

Amgen Tour Comes to Folsom

Professional riders travel through the Sacramento area the weekend of May 20 as part of the annual Amgen of California.

More than 100 of the world's top cyclists race state-wide event, which begins May 15 in San Diego. Two legs of the race occur in the Sacramento area.

"We have an epic route in store for the 11th annual Amgen Tour of California," said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports.

CHP Spotlights Motorcycle Safety Month

Spring weather increases the number of motorcyclists on the road, and the California Highway Patrol wants drivers to share the road safely.

“Vehicle drivers and motorcyclists share responsibility for creating a safe roadway environment,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Drivers must be aware that motorcycles may be closer than they seem and motorcyclists must always ride defensively.”

CHP lays out its Super Bowl game plan

The CHP has laid out its game plan for Super Bowl 50.

Safety of the public at the game and state roads zs a top priority. Expect increased law enforcement presence during the weekend of Feb. 7, 2016.

Kentucky Veterans Discover Toyota is a Great Place to Call Home

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2015) The desert is a long way from home. 7,098 miles to be exact.

It’s been 25 years since Sgt. Tony Hendrichs stepped onto the sands of Saudi Arabia, where he spent eight months during Operation Desert Storm. As one of the first National Guard units to deploy from Kentucky, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect while serving his country overseas.

But one thing he could expect was a job to come home to.

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Today, we have more options for getting from one place to another than ever before. Innovations abound, but are we making the most of this progress to build a future where all people can move more freely? Now is the time for fresh thinking on the mobility challenges that continue to exist in our modern society, such as:

Tonka 4Runner is the Big Toy Story at Toyota's SEMA Display

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015—Putting the “Toy” in Toyota—with a capital T—is the purpose of the Tonka 4Runner concept vehicle, which will be on display at Toyota’s 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth.

Toyota teamed with Funrise Toy Corporation, manufacturer of Tonka toys for Hasbro, to build a life-size Tonka SUV whose theme is “the ultimate off-road adventure.” The Tonka 4Runner joins the Tonka Tundra fire truck as the latest collaboration between the two iconic brands.

Full Details of Toyota's Ultimate Utility Vehicle Revealed

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015—The Toyota Ultimate Utility Vehicle—teased to the press in June when it began its journey on the Ever-Better Expedition—has made its long-awaited debut at Toyota’s 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth.

Refreshed 2016 RAV4 Line Offers Toyota's Eighth Hybrid

Looking at the expansive crossover landscape today, Toyota can proudly point to the first RAV4 as the pioneering model two decades ago. The RAV4 was a new kind of vehicle that combined SUV versatility with car-like handling, ride comfort and fuel economy. What began as a niche exploded into a category, with the RAV4 remaining one of its leaders. That leadership shows once again for 2016 with the introduction of the first RAV4 Hybrid as part of a refreshed RAV4 line that also includes a sporty new SE grade.