Category Archives: child seats

Transportation grant aims to save lives

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency is the recipient of $120,000 in grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety. “This grant funding will greatly enhance our work with collaborative partners in public safety, schools and community-based groups … Continue reading

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New traffic laws usher in 2013

Several new traffic laws will be added to the books Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here’s a summary from the California Highway Patrol: Driving Under the Influence (AB 2020) – People arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs can … Continue reading

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Wet weather tips for drivers, cyclists ad pedestrians

Rain is in the forecast all weekend long, as well as at least one day next week. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination safety from the California Office of Traffic Safety, with a few additives … Continue reading

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Honoring National Child Passenger Safety Week

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why do people put child safety seats behind the driver’s seat? We live close to a daycare and I watch people stand in oncoming traffic getting their kids in and out of safety seats. The passenger … Continue reading

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NHTSA talks child passenger safety on Facebook

Parents seeking to stay on top of issues and information surrounding child passenger safety can turn to Facebook, where the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has set up a page on the topic. Come Aug. 17, the administration will add … Continue reading

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July 4th holiday road trippers should get ready and be set before they go

The Fourth of July is coming up in about a week and a half, and many of you are thinking: Road Trip! If you are planning to hit the road, it would be wise to put your car in the … Continue reading

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Don’t leave children, pets in hot cars

This week is cloudy, dull and promises to be wet, but the thermometer will again see soaring temperatures as spring takes hold and summer fast approaches. When the weather gets warm, do not leave children and pets unattended in automobiles. … Continue reading

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Getting involved in pedestrian safety-related decision making

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Regarding your recent column saying the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Pedestrian Safety Work Group is drawing up a final report for a Caltrans grant, how can we — the public — participate with recommendations? … Continue reading

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Child passenger safety highlighted Saturday

This week is National Seat Check Child Passenger Safety Week and to commemorate, local agencies will host a child seat inspection and installation event Saturday. The Safe Kids Chapter of Santa Cruz County and Aptos/La Selva Fire Department are teaming … Continue reading

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Click It or Ticket campaign ramps up this week

Memorial Day weekend is days away and AAA of Northern California estimates that 3.5 million people will drive to their destination of 50 miles or more. If you plan to be among them, know that the CHP and more than … Continue reading

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