Category Archives: tow truck

Traffic laws work best when followed

Have you ever been standing on the side of the road while traffic barreled by? Perhaps you were a pedestrian waiting to cross a busy street or your car broke down on the side of the highway.  The wind from the passing … Continue reading

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Parking in the CVS/Trader Joe’s lot means a big tow bill, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I had my car towed last Saturday night from the parking lot behind Trader Joe’s and CVS. I was parked on the Front Street side in the last row by the street. It cost me $391.48 … Continue reading

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Free Highway 17 tow service launches summer long weekend aide this Saturday

AAA of Northern California predicts 4 million Golden State residents plan to travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. Of those, 3.2 million plan to drive to their holiday destination. No doubt some of them will … Continue reading

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AAA offers ‘Tipsy Tow’ for St. Patty’s Day revelers

If you and your friends are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few drinks, you may not want to test whether the luck of the Irish is with you by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle in … Continue reading

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Email circulates half-truths about ‘Move Over’ law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Could you explain the ‘Move Over’ law that went in to effect — or perhaps was just modified — in January? I’ve heard that the fines are large and that it could cost a violator three-points … Continue reading

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