Category Archives: Ask George

DUI is DUI no matter the substance of choice

When someone is convicted of driving under the influence, the punishment is the same whether that person was determined to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That’s according to Ask George, the DMV’s transportation column that address frequently … Continue reading

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Come one, come all to the MetroBase operations building groundbreaking Friday

If you are in the area of 1200 River Street around noon Friday, Oct. 26. There will be a little celebration going on and you are invited to join in. Santa Cruz Metro will break ground on the last of … Continue reading

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Road knowledge from DMV’s Ask George

Did you know that not paying a traffic ticket received while cycling can impact your ability to get a driver’s license? And stopping in a carpool lane to merge into slow traffic beside it is illegal? Also, if you see … Continue reading

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What to do when you see a flagger in a construction zone

You’re approaching a construction zone and a person in orange with a yellow vest is holding a sign that reads, “Stop” on one side and “Slow” on the other. What do you do? Are you legally required to obey the … Continue reading

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Some vehicle don’t need to be smogged, saves money

With gas prices expected to hit $5 per gallon by summer, that may have some people trying to think up ways to save money. Besides parking your vehicle and finding other ways to get from point A to point B, … Continue reading

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The right way to ride a Segway

Every once in a while I see someone riding a Segway. Sometimes I see them on the sidewalk or in a bicycle lane. But where should they ride in the eyes of the law? Both are fine. California classifies Segways … Continue reading

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Organ donor information available online

Has the pink organ donor sticker fallen off your driver’s license. Don’t fret, your wishes may still be honored, according to Ask George, the DMV’s weekly transportation column that seeks to answer frequently asked questions. “As of 2006, the DMV … Continue reading

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Website helps consumers compare green vehicles, find the right one for them

Thinking about buying an environmentally friendly vehicle but have no idea which one is the “greenest”? The California Air Resources Board has built a website – www.driveclean.ca.gov — that helps you search for and compare all the green vehicles on … Continue reading

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Mid-block crossing rules

Drivers, if you are driving down the street and a pedestrian appears mid-block between two intersections or two sets of crosswalks, do you have to stop and let them cross? That’s a decision that is up to you but, legally, … Continue reading

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Report reckless drivers on private property to owner

Tis the season to shop. But with so many people hitting shopping centers for the perfect last minute gifts, tempers behind the wheel may be short and drivers may not take as much care as they should while traversing parking … Continue reading

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