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Wet weather tips for drivers, cyclists ad pedestrians

Rain is in the forecast all weekend long, as well as at least one day next week. Here are some tips to help you get to your destination safety from the California Office of Traffic Safety, with a few additives … Continue reading

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AARP Driver Safety course offerings for August

Motorists who have been driving for decades and wish to brush up on the rules of the road, as well as learn how aging and medications impact their skills behind the wheel can sign up for AARP Driver Safety course. … Continue reading

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Street Smarts not quite so fair, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Ramona–you were doing well with this article (“Us vs. them,” Monday, June 25) until you laid all the blame on motorists: ‘Even if it is perceived that “the other guy” is being inconsiderate, try to be … Continue reading

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General Motors issues recalls nearly 470K Chevy Cruze vehicles

The car U.S. News and World Report named the “Best Compact Car for the Money” is the subject of a recall. General Motors has issued two separate recalls for 2011 and 2012 Chevy Cruze vehicles because of concerns the cars … Continue reading

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OTS traffic collision database shows local roads dangerous for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians

The California Office of Traffic Safety has updated its database aimed at helping local jurisdictions traffic road safety. The database, which covers years 2006-10, shows that local roads are getting safer for all users but more work needs to be … Continue reading

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Jovenes SANOS working to improve pedestrian, bicycle safety as part of anti-obesity campaign

Ramona Turner is on vacation this week but Street Smarts is not. This week’s blogs were written by local transportation-minded agencies. Today’s submission is from Kymberly Lacrosse, project coordinator for Jóvenes SANOS and Community Organizer for the United Way of … Continue reading

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Today is Bike to Work/School Day

Today is Bike to Work/School Day. Ecology Action’s 13th annual fall event includes breakfast sites countywide. Breakfast will be served from 6:30-9:30 a.m. In Watsonville, a community ride will commence at 4:30 p.m. at the Bike Shack. This event aims … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Day Community Ride in Watsonville

The Watsonville Brown Berets Bike Shack will be the meeting place for a Bike to Work Day Community Ride. The event, one of many taking part on Ecology Action’s 13th annual Bike to Work/School Day, will occur between 4-7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Sales tax drop may not have created an uptick on new vehicle purchases

When the state sales tax dropped one percent July 1st, one would think that people who’d been holding off on making big purchases, such as vehicles, would be flooding the market looking for their next ride. Not so, said local … Continue reading

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Local street friendly PSA running at Watsonville movie house

Movie-goers in South County have been watching a new public service announcement from the Community Traffic Safety Coalition’s South County Bike and Pedestrian Work Group. The PSA running at Green Valley Cinemas, at 1125 So. Green Valley Road, aims to … Continue reading

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