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Please drive safely. Here is an article from the CDC about Distracted Driving

"Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.
There are three main types of distraction:
Visual: taking your eyes off the road;
Manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and
Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving.
Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction.

How big is the problem?
In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,360 in 2011. An additional, 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, a 9% increase from the 387,000 people injured in 2011.
In 2011, nearly one in five crashes (17%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving.
In December 2012, more than 171 billion text messages were sent or received in the US.

Distracted Driving in the United States and Europe
A 2011 CDC study compared the percentage of distracted drivers in the United States and seven European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Overall, the study found that a higher percentage of U.S. drivers talked on the phone and read or sent emails or texts while driving than drivers in several other European countries.

A CDC study analyzed 2011 data on distracted driving, including talking on a cell phone or reading or sending texts or emails behind the wheel. The researchers compared the prevalence of talking on a cell phone or texting or emailing while driving in the United States and seven European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Key findings included the following:
Talking on a cell phone while driving
69% of drivers in the United States ages 18-64 reported that they had talked on their cell phone while driving within the 30 days before they were surveyed.
In Europe, this percentage ranged from 21% in the United Kingdom to 59% in Portugal.
Texting or emailing while driving
31% of U.S. drivers ages 18-64 reported that they had read or sent text messages or email messages while driving at least once within the 30 days before they were surveyed.
In Europe, this percentage ranged from 15% in Spain to 31% in Portugal.

What are the risk factors?
Some activities—such as texting—take the driver’s attention away from driving more frequently and for longer periods than other distractions.
Younger, inexperienced drivers under the age of 20 may be at increased risk; they have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes.
Texting while driving is linked with drinking and driving or riding with someone who has been drinking among high school students in the United States, according to a CDC study that analyzed self-report data from the 2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Students who reported engaging in risky driving behaviors said that they did so at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey.5 Key findings from the study revealed that:
Nearly half of all U.S. high school students aged 16 years or older text or email while driving.
Students who text while driving are nearly twice as likely to ride with a driver who has been drinking and five times as likely to drink and drive than students who don’t text while driving.
Students who frequently text while driving are more likely to ride with a drinking driver or drink and drive than students who text while driving less frequently.

What is being done?
Many states are enacting laws—such as banning texting while driving, or using graduated driver licensing systems for teen drivers—to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to keep it from occurring. However, the effectiveness of cell phone and texting laws on decreasing distracted driving-related crashes requires further study.
On September 30, 2009, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal employees from texting while driving on government business or with government equipment.
On September 17, 2010, the Federal Railroad Administration banned cell phone and electronic device use of employees on the job.
On October 27, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enacted a ban that prohibits commercial vehicle drivers from texting while driving.
In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration banned all hand-held cell phone use by commercial drivers and drivers carrying hazardous materials."
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"They were extremely knowledgeable and courteous in my transmission repair."
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"With Steve there were no problems of any kind and the service was great."
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Adam Hilton
4 weeks ago
Awful experience, and I've considered reporting to licensing boards about this experience. Initially brought my car in as check engine light came on, and regular mechanic stated it was a transmission issue. Good reviews online, and calling ahead to get a sense of what it would cost, led me to bring it in to Pro Trans. Brought it in in the AM, and waited until late afternoon to call back since I hadn't heard about the car. Steve stated that he's getting "all these calls" from me and my wife. My wife hadn't ever called him. Anyway, said he'd get to the car the next day. Again, hadn't heard anything by late afternoon, so I called and he stated he'd started working on it. This is without me agreeing to work to be done yet, and not signing any agreement to pay for diagnostic, or understanding exactly what work would be done. At this point, just want the car and to be done, so it wasn't until the following day (day 3) that I could get the car. About one month later, gears are slipping until finally it won't get out of 2nd, and the light is back on. Take it back to Pro Trans in the AM, don't hear anything and so I call in the late afternoon. Steve says he'll get to it the following day but has a feeling the tranny is done. He calls me the next day, says the tranny is done and it'll be more than the car's worth to replace, so we agree to a sale of the car over the phone with a plan for me to bring in the title later that day to finalize the deal, and for me to get my belongings out of the car. When I arrive, the car is up on a lift, front tires gone, and the engine on a "pogo" as they've started dismantling the engine. All of this is done before the transaction is finalized, and before the title is in his name. He can't get the car down, so we agree to the next day to finalize the deal. I arrive the next day, and Steve says "I forgot about it" and that it's locked up. This causes me to have to arrange between my work, wife's work, and 2 small kids to come back on a third day to get into my dismantled car. I considered cancelling the transaction, and bringing charges against Pro Trans for illegally stripping down what is still legally my car. I decided otherwise, and came back the next day with a family member to help with my belongings. The car, legally still mine, is even further stripped at this point. After gathering my belongings, Steve and I complete the title transfer at which point my family member asks "why is the car stripped down?" causing Steve to become very escalated, posturing towards my family member and with raised voice stating he hasn't done anything wrong, getting in the face of my family member, who is quietly standing there, and yelling that he doesn't like "being cross examined...I'm an honest person...I haven't done anything wrong...What, you want me to put it back together?" all in a yelling voice with an aggressive posture. My family member has to step around Steve while he's still making these comments and we quickly get out of the office. I thought Steve was going to hit my family member, and if we hadn't hurried out of there, he may have. A business like this does not deserve your business, unethical, unstable, and bordering on unlawful.
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John Conn
6 months ago
Steve was excellent and helped me finance my transmission at a great price per month! Extremely satisfied with his service!
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Lane Cyr
a year ago
This the first review that I have written in (15) years of managing a transmission shop. When ever a customer breaks down out of town and repairs are made you always feel uncomfortable. I have had it happen both ways and it always seems to have a problem show up one way or another. With Steve there were no problems of any kind and the service was great. By him going beyond the limit to help this customer quickly and getting there problems solved was remarkable. For the rest of the repair community I thank YOU. Jim @ Beaverton Transmission, Beaverton Or.
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Tracy Smith
4 months ago
My transmission went out and pro transmission sold me a transmission for a good price I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know
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Erin Lynn
8 months ago
Great Service! They were extremely knowledgeable and courteous in my transmission repair. They also did a fantastic job with my brakes and O2 sensor work. I will definitely use them again. Thank you Steve and Crew!!!
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Bryan McMurry
a year ago
Pro Trans is the most trustworthy and accommodating automotive repair business I have dealt with in over 40 years of driving. I live in Manteca and drive to Redding to have Steve and his team work on my 3500 Dodge Ram. That's how good they are. If you're not using Pro Trans you should be.
Bry Gilstrap
10 months ago
OH MY Talk about "" Customer Service and skilled craftsmanship "" This shop R O C K S, While traveling to California our transmission gave us problems. We brought it to Pro Trans for repairs. We had our own auto mechanic call Steve to discuss the issue - and our own mechanic that we have trusted for years was highly impressed with Steve at Pro Trans. We were highly impressed too! The owner is all about people and his knowledge and friendly demeanor took away the stress that goes along with your transmission troubles. Please use this shop with confidence and know that the owner Steve will make sure everything goes smoothly !!!!!! We can't thank him enough - we picked up our suburban on our way back from vacation and drove another 6 hours along I5 with the comfort of knowing it was done right! Bry and family from Oregon.
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Austin Oberlander
a year ago
Steve helped us directly when we came in he helped us through the whole process and knew this transmission inside out, we came in not shifting out of second gear and left having the transmission working better than ever and all the gears working they were quick, we brought the car in at 9 and left around 10:45. If we ever break down in redding again we are definitely coming back.