Category Archives: motorcycle education

Motorcycle safety training Oct. 12

The Scotts Valley Police Department’s “Motorcycle Safety Training Course Safety and Survival Skills For the Civilian Rider” is coming down the pike Oct. 12 at Scotts Valley High Campus, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., … Continue reading

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$87 million in federal grants to improve safety in Golden State

As it readies to become the state’s new Transportation Agency July 1, the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency has approved $87 million in federally funded traffic safety grants administered by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Some 274 projects statewide … Continue reading

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Safety video tells drivers, motorcyclists ways to share the road

What do you think about this video that encourages motorists and motorcyclists to share the road? View it at nnhttp://destinationsafety.com/promotions/safety-videos/.

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Everyone is on the hook for following road rules, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Frequently we see letters complaining about the behavior of specific groups of people. On May 18, one such letter complained about ‘Bicyclists ignoring laws.’ People ignore laws. People driving vehicles ignore laws. People riding motorcycles ignore … Continue reading

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Motorcycle safety training course offered June 8 in Scotts Valley

Experienced riders who would like to brush up on their skills can sign up the the motorcycle safety course hosted by the Scotts Valley Police Department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Held in the Scotts Valley high … Continue reading

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Lane-splitting guidelines aim to educate motorists, riders

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your column! A recent article reported that the State has new ‘guidelines’ for motorcycles regarding lane splitting. However, it would seem that, as guidelines, there still is no law that controls what motorcyclists may … Continue reading

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Wrong way cycling advocate wants to change traffic law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read your article today (Monday 5/28/12) and appreciate you printed it. For over 50 years, I was an avid bicycle rider, going without a car for many of those years. That all changed with the … Continue reading

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Motorcycle suggestions for rider, passenger

Tuesday is the last day of May, which was Motorcycle Awareness Month. Let’s end the month with some riding advice from Doug Green, coordinator of the motorcycle rider safety course taught through Cabrillo College Extension: “To a potential rider, take … Continue reading

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Pain at the pump an incentive to commute green

With gas prices inching upward, consumers should know there are things they can do to reduce the pain at the pump. The buzz is that gas prices could sore to $6 if, say, a hurricane were to strike an oil … Continue reading

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The ‘street smarts’ of riding a motorcycle begins before you mount up

Ramona dons her protective gear for her motorcycle safety class. She’s wearing a helmet, long sleeved jacket, long and sturdy jeans and high tops  that protect her ankles. Motorcycle Safety Program instructor and Santa Cruz Police Lt. Colleen Sepulveda makes sure the … Continue reading

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