Tag Archives: aggressive drivers

Readers answer ‘car color’ question

On Monday, Street smarts asked readers to share their theories on whether there is a connection between vehicle color and the ability to be seen by others on the road. Below are emails from Carl Hauge and Arn Ghigliazza on the … Continue reading

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Reader has advice for highway drivers in Santa Cruz County

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thank you for the work that you do. It is very appreciated. My concern is the section of Highway 1 from the Fishhook to Soquel Drive. Before the widening, drivers exiting Highway 17 during rush hours, were … Continue reading

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Too many CHP officers in Felton, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was just wondering when you’ll do some real investigative reporting and find out why the Bay Area is at saturation point with CHP. Can you find the stats, the number of police cars running every … Continue reading

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Drivers, cyclists must stop for stop signs, red lights unless…

Q: I have continually seen a really dangerous driving behavior in this city and wondered if people actually know the law. Aren’t you supposed to come to a complete stop at a corner and turn right only if you can … Continue reading

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Driving is an art in which the artist must stay within the lines

Dear Street Smarts, Q: How much leeway do drivers have about following the direction of right, left, and straight arrows at intersections? I have always thought that they had to be obeyed no matter what, and if you discovered you … Continue reading

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Safety on Hwy 129 questioned after recent crash

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read the article about the fatal accident on Highway 129 today. I have contacted you about this before but I can’t believe the lack of CHP patrol along this highway. I would really like … Continue reading

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Facebook group pays tribute to the dangers of Highway 17

One of the newest groups on Facebook is geared toward our very own Highway 17. “Not Crashing on Highway 17” was started on Feb. 22 because, as its creators says, not “many people are fans of crashing” on that winding, … Continue reading

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AARP offers classes for senior drivers

In coming days and weeks, senior citizens can brush up on the rules of the road, learn how aging impacts their driving abilities and save up to 10 percent on their car insurance by signing up for driver education classes … Continue reading

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Class helps older drivers stay hip with rules of the road

AARP’s Driver Safety Program for people age 50 and up is eye-opening. For eight hours, which are divided up into two, four-hour sessions, attendees learn the impacts of aging in an informative, and sometimes, humorous way. I sat in on … Continue reading

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Avoiding aggressive drivers during the holidays

With the holidays upon us and everyone in a rush to get their shopping done, patience may be running at a premium on the roads. Here are some tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles on dealing with an aggressive … Continue reading

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