Tag Archives: distracted drivers

Piggy back crash caught on camera

I drove by this crash yesterday morning on Highway 85 near the DeAnza exit in Cupertino. I imagine the driver of the Corvette was distracted and did not notice traffic up ahead had stopped. Can you imagine being the driver of … Continue reading

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Reader questions fog line, fast lane rules

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I appreciate your column, Ramona. Two questions: My first question is about northbound Mission/Highway 1 at Western. Can an automobile legally cross the solid line on the right to make a right turn? For example, a … Continue reading

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Start Smart coming to town April 25

This month’s installment of the CHP’s free Start Smart course will be offered 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the Santa Cruz Police Department’s Community Room, at 155 Center St. Open to teens and their families, the course offers information … Continue reading

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, police are cracking down

Law enforcement locally, as well as statewide will be keeping their eyes peeled for distracted drivers during the month of April, Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Santa Cruz Area California Highway Patrol office will be teaming up with the police … Continue reading

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Today’s Start Smart class canceled to honor fallen SCPD officers

Today’s Start Smart class has been canceled and those who planned to attend are invited to the next regularly scheduled course April 25. The change is to allow consideration of Thursday’s memorial service for two Santa Cruz Police officers killed … Continue reading

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Road knowledge from DMV’s Ask George

Did you know that not paying a traffic ticket received while cycling can impact your ability to get a driver’s license? And stopping in a carpool lane to merge into slow traffic beside it is illegal? Also, if you see … Continue reading

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July 4th holiday road trippers should get ready and be set before they go

The Fourth of July is coming up in about a week and a half, and many of you are thinking: Road Trip! If you are planning to hit the road, it would be wise to put your car in the … Continue reading

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Mom wants teen drivers to behave on Graham Hill Road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My name is Leah Rephan. I am writing due to my growing concern about the safety of drivers on Graham Hill Road. This is not regarding the recent construction by any means. My main concern — … Continue reading

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Cops to be on the lookout for zombie drivers next month, Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Come April 1, law enforcement agencies across the state will be on the lookout for distracted, “zombie-like” drivers. April is designated National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the CHP, Sen. Joe Simitian, Caltrans, the Office of Traffic Safety will be … Continue reading

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Are you an aggressive driver? Take the DMV’s test

The hot weather is here and that means more people are going to be on the road, whether they are in automobiles, on bicycles, motorcycles, foot or other transportation device. Warmer temperatures and gridlocked traffic may make tempers flare. If … Continue reading

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