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AARP offers monthly senior driving safety course

Each month, AARP Safe Driver classes are offered monthly throughout Santa Cruz County with a goal of helping maturing drivers to maintain safe driving skills and, thus, their driver’s licenses for a longer period of time. The course costs $20 per … Continue reading

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60 is not old, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I think your column is a very good idea. I usually think you do a good job with it but I think you greatly missed the boat with your recent column on elderly drivers. First, 60 years … Continue reading

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Use extra care when driving around schools

Each school year, Street Smarts fields emails from readers telling ghastly tales about the things parents do when dropping off and picking up their students from school. This year, I am witnessing some scary things occurring around schools at the … Continue reading

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Discussing safety on Highway 17

The Santa Cruz County Traffic Operations Oversight Committee and Safe on 17 Task force will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at at the San Jose area CHP office, at 2020 Junction Ave., to discuss safety efforts along Highway 17. The group, … Continue reading

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AARP offers driver class in January

Start off the new year knowing the rules of the road and how aging impacts one’s ability to drive. The local chapter of AARP is offering its Driver Safety Program at the Louden Nelson Senior Center, 301 Center St., Santa … Continue reading

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Left turn from far right lane on Clares onto 41st illegal

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I found it interesting that in your column, Thursday, Oct. 4, nothing was mentioned about the left turn from Clares Street onto 41st Avenue coming from Trader Joe’s. This also changed in July. Now, it’s not … 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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AARP Driver Safety course offered Saturday

Experienced drivers seeking to brush up on the rules of the road, as well as learn how aging and medications impact their motoring skills can sign up for this month’s AARP Driver Safety course. The two-part class will begin at … Continue reading

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Two driving courses aim to help young and young at heart navigate roads safely

Driving information courses abound in Santa Cruz for new and experienced motorists seeking knowledge about the challenges their age group faces while behind the wheel. The AARP is offering its senior driver course 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 and Friday, … Continue reading

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Obeying traffic laws will make Santa Cruz County roads safer for cyclists

The Santa Cruz community may have gotten a silver medal on the League of American Bicyclists’ list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, but riding a bike around the county seems to be getting more dangerous, according to statistics from the California … Continue reading

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