Winter Storm Warning in effect for surrounding mountain areas

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the San Bernardino County Mountains, Riverside County Mountains and San Diego County Mountains. Expect heavy snow at times for elevations above 5,000 ft. through Monday. 

  • • At any given moment, an estimated 800,000+ Americans are texting or making calls while driving, adults as well as teens.
  • • 4 out of 5 accidents (80%) are attributed to distracted drivers. In contrast, drunk drivers account for 1 out of 3 accidents (33%).
  • • People who text while driving are 23% more likely to be in a car accident.

  • TXT L8R Campaign Goal:
    • • Reduce the number of FATALITIES and ACCIDENTS caused by distracted drivers in the Coachella Valley.
    • • Create awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.
    • • Challenge Coachella Valley drivers to put down their phones and TXT L8R.

    Distracted driving is a big problem. NewsChannel 3 and Barry Regar are partnering with California Highway Patrol to launch a community wide campaign to make Coachella Valley drivers aware of the dangers of texting and calling while driving. Join us and help put an end to distracted driving by pledging to TXT L8R.