Category Archives: medical emergency

Cyclists applaud Street Smarts’ bicycle and cars education efforts

Recent columns and blogs about cyclists and motorists interactions have generated an array of responses. Below are some positive thoughts from local bike riders. “I’m a retired police supervisor and wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your articles. … 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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AARP releases spring senior driver education classes

This spring, drivers age 50 and up 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 offered … Continue reading

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Pull to the right when red lights flash, sirens wail

Emergency responders would like Street Smarts to remind motorists to merge to the right when they see lights and sirens coming their way. According to the California Driver Handbook, “motorists must yield the right of way to any police car, … Continue reading

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DMV offers free medical information cards

Each Monday, I receive a newsletter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles with a list of about three or four frequently asked questions with answers. One of the questions caught my interest:   “I recently found out I’m allergic … Continue reading

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