Category Archives: disabled pedestrians

CHP uses grant to provide seat belt, child safety seat education

The CHP will be putting a traffic safety¬†grant to use to save lives through child safety seat and seat belt education and outreach. While California boasts a 97.4 percent compliance rate with its seat belt law, people are still dying … Continue reading

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RTC applies for grant to improve pedestrian access countywide

The staff at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission are working hard to meet the deadline for a Caltrans Environmental Justice grant. Earlier this month, the commission accepted the Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee Pedestrian Work Group’s Safe … Continue reading

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Fix coming to Ocean St. Ext. at Felker

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Please take a look at the road surface at the intersection of Felker Street and Ocean Street Extension. Approaching Denny’s from Graham Hill Road, is a nasty piece of roadway that has been that way for … Continue reading

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Mobility scooter user seeks safe riding advice

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently received a power scooter and would like to know if there regulations or information about use on the streets and/or sidewalks. It is a power scooter for the elderly and/or disabled. I am 94 … Continue reading

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Street is often safer for mobility scooters than sidewalks, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read with interest your advice to the Live Oak woman who uses a motorized scooter for mobility (10/31/11). Your expert advised her, quite sensibly, to stay on the sidewalk whenever possible. That is well and … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety tips for mobility scooter users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I follow your informative column every Monday in the Sentinel and enjoy it very much. I do have a question for you: I am a disabled senior woman who rides on a battery operated four wheel … Continue reading

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Cyclist’s letter, cycling safety concerns draw reader reaction

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Jim Langley, a cyclist, responded to (Monday, June 24’s) column that the gentleman in the wheelchair was at fault. (Langley) was not there, but I was, and I know what I saw. First, I am not … Continue reading

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