Category Archives: weather

When water falls from the sky, will you remember how to drive?

Weather forecasters predict that rain is in our future this week. Since we haven’t much of it and some of us may be out of practice, here are some tips to help remember wet weather road rules from the California Office of … Continue reading

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Wet weather driving tips

Rain is in the forecast for Thursday. If driving is part of your plan that day, here are some wet weather driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: ◾Make sure your windshield wipers are clean and work properly. Also, clean … Continue reading

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Seniors: When to ditch the car keys

In 1987, when my late grandma was 60, she voluntarily gave up her car keys. At that time, Jenny Kennedy Raines, who passed away last March due to heart failure, was still greatly independent and working a full-time job. Her … Continue reading

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Rainy, snowy weekend driving tips

Rain and snow are in the forecast for this weekend. If you must leave the warmth of the indoors for a journey in your ride, here are some tips to follow to help get you there and back from the … Continue reading

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Safety tips for road warriors this turkey day holiday

Thanksgiving is Thursday and rain is in the forecast; snow is expected in higher elevations. If you are planning to hit the road to your holiday destination, here are some winter driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

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Hot weather negatively impacts cars, AAA says

Long exposure to heat isn’t good for people or cars. AAA of Northern California is spreading the word about being kind do your ride when the weather heats up. “Prolonged exposure to high temperatures is not only a threat to … Continue reading

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Factoids from ‘Ask the DMV’ newsletter

Every week, Street Smarts gets a newsletter from the DMV with interesting information that result from frequently asked questions. Here are a few of the topics featured in “Ask the DMV”: Individuals age 62 and older can apply for a … Continue reading

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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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Holiday driving, safety

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you safely celebrate this holiday with food, family and friends. If you plan to hit the road to get to your turkey day holiday celebration, keep in mind that AAA predicts 43 million people nationwide who … Continue reading

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Rain in the forecast, are you and your car ready?

Rain, or at least some sort of precipitation is a possibility these next few days. Motorists, are you ready? Below are some tips to follow before, during and after a wet weather occurrence tips from the California Office of Traffic … Continue reading

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