Category Archives: disabled drivers

Santa Cruz needs Capitola’s parking enforcement officers, reader suggests

On Monday, Street Smarts printed a letter from a disabled driver who complained about able-bodied motorists parking in spots reserved for people with disabilities in front of the main post office in Santa Cruz. Below is a letter from a … Continue reading

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AARP offers classes for senior drivers

In coming days and weeks, senior citizens can brush up on the rules of the road, learn how aging impacts their driving abilities and save up to 10 percent on their car insurance by signing up for driver education classes … Continue reading

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Street Smarts talks traffic fines

Ever wonder what the fines are for various traffic violations? Below are some of the common tickets written, as posted on http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/reference/documents/2009_jcbail.pdf. The first number after the citation listed is the base fine, while the second is the total fine, … Continue reading

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Tips on safety, procedure and more from the DMV

Today’s Street Smarts tips come directly from the Department of Motor Vehicles, which emails me weekly with some good tidbits for every scenario. Below, I’ve compiled some topics that have and have not been addressed in this blog, or offer … Continue reading

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Educating aging drivers to be safer drivers given their new limitations

While I was off from work trying to oust whatever bug decided to invade my body Tuesday and Wednesday, I let my mother talk me into going on a road trip with her to visit the grandparents in Sacramento. My … Continue reading

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Reader discusses disabled placard law

     Q I would like to add to Bob Popewell’s (Monday, May 25 blog post) suggestion: tow, ticket, hand cuff and book these violators. I suggest you ask either the parking officers in Capitola or Santa Cruz about the violators … Continue reading

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