Tag Archives: Capitola Police

Tale of people driving badly

    In between assignments Thursday, I lounged in Capitola for a bit. While there, I caught people behaving badly behind the wheel of deadly weapons. In my first encounter, I was sitting on a bench around 10 a.m. along … Continue reading

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Adults often use kids as excuse to beat speeding ticket, nanny blog says

Drivers come up with the darndest things to tell a police officer in the hopes of averting a speeding ticket. When I lived in Arizona in the late 90s, I was on my way from from work late one night … Continue reading

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Educating officers to crack down on drugged drivers

Drug detection experts are coming to a DUI checkpoint near you. This, as the number of drugged drivers on the road climbs, according to the state Office of Traffic Safety. Earlier this week, the agency reported 30 percent of drivers … Continue reading

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An out of state visitor seeks help in taking care of traffic ticket

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My step-son was visiting from Atlanta several weeks ago and was observed by the traffic camera not stopping and going through the red light. He was driving my wife’s car. The notice violation and picture showed … Continue reading

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The anatomy of posting a speed limit

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am just curious. Do you get a lot of complaints regarding the illogical speed limit of 25 mph on Capitola Road in front of the Capitola DMV? I recently was issued a ticket here and … Continue reading

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Capitola awarded $53K for traffic safety programs

Capitola has been awarded one of 198 grants being handed out statewide by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The state agency is giving away $67 million in traffic safety grants to help communities and agencies with their long term … Continue reading

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Cops host special traffic enforcement campaigns, dozens cited

     Local law enforcement efforts to crack down on traffic scofflaws are an attempt to make the road safer.      During two separate traffic enforcement campaigns since Saturday, officers pulled dozens of drivers and motorcycle riders over for committing various moving … Continue reading

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Ride safe, it’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

     May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.          To commemorate and to improve traffic safety for motorcyclists, the Capitola Police Department, assisted by the California Highway Patrol, will crack down on riders, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who aren’t obeying traffic … Continue reading

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No St. Patrick’s Day luck for DUI motorists

Don’t think the luck of the Irish will help you get home safely if you plan to drink and drive or get a ride from someone who has been drinking.

“St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate Irish heritage and gather with friends, but it can quickly end in tragedy due to impaired driving,” said Chief Richard Ehle of the Capitola Police Department. “If you plan on drinking, don’t rely on luck to keep you safe or to keep you out of trouble. Be responsible and take appropriate precautions.”
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