El Dorado Co. looking to cut down on winter-related crashes

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KOLO) - July 25, 2017, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a new Traction Control Devices Ordinance in El Dorado County in preparation for the increased number of incidents of vehicles being stuck in the snow and other winter weather-related accidents in the county.

New warning signs concerning Traction Control Devices were installed in the South Lake Tahoe and Meyers area of El Dorado County in November. The warning signs were installed, the county says, for public education and safety for the movement of traffic during inclement weather conditions.

The new ordinance and warning signs are designed to remind drivers that if unacceptable traction control devices are used and the driver loses traction, impedes traffic or has been found to have contributed to a crash, the driver could be liable or cited for towing costs or other California Vehicle Code violations and fines.

In a statement, the county says, "El Dorado County wants all travelers to be alert, drive safe, and enjoy their motoring experience in El Dorado County during the holidays and every day."

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