Category Archives: child seats

Child passenger safety help from AAA, local agencies

AAA of Northern California will help parents ensure the safety of their young children by hosting free child safety seat and booster seat inspections. Motor vehicle crashes are the top killers of children age four and up, as children are … Continue reading

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‘Seat Check Saturday’ Highlights Child Passenger Safety Week

This week, the Street Smarts Blog will feature articles written by guest bloggers from local transportation-related agencies and organizations. Topics include safety information about sidewalks and pedestrian issues from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportations Commission, “Sharrows” and cycling issues … Continue reading

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Capitola awarded $53K for traffic safety programs

Capitola has been awarded one of 198 grants being handed out statewide by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The state agency is giving away $67 million in traffic safety grants to help communities and agencies with their long term … Continue reading

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Wear your seat belt

If you plan to be among the 3.2 million Californians AAA estimates will head out on a road trip this holiday weekend, make sure you wear your seat belt. Law enforcement officers statewide — and across the country — will … Continue reading

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Small children in two-seated vehicles

Each week, the Department of Motor Vehicles sends me important tidbits of information lifted from the California Driver Handbook. This week’s interesting Q-and-A snippet deals with children in two-seated vehicles. Read on: “Q: My car is a two-seater and my … Continue reading

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Holiday road trip tips

With winter holidays around the corner and more people on the road to celebrations with family and friends, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency traffic safety staff, Safe Kids Chapter and California Highway Patrol remind revelers to do the … Continue reading

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County gets $224K grant to improve traffic safety

The county’s roads are about to be a safer place for bicyclists, pedestrians, and child passengers countywide. In September, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency was awarded a $224,009 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to run programs … Continue reading

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