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9 percent of drivers statewide talk, text on cell phones, survey says

A first ever observational survey of cell phone use by California’s drivers shows 9 percent of motorists still talk or text on their cell phones despite it being illegal. According to the survey commissioned by the Office of Traffic Safety, … Continue reading

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Teach teens about distracted driving, to obey traffic laws

Spring means it’s prom time, as well as time for schools to take a week off from teaching the three Rs. This time of year also means more teens may be on the road. Some of them may drive while … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re pulled over by a police officer.

Is it me, or are there more police officers on the road lately? Now that the sun is out, more people are out on the road and the cops are keeping their eyes peeled for wrong-doers. If you get pulled … Continue reading

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Summer is deadly for teen drivers; AAA offers safety tips

The 101 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most deadly for teenaged drovers between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high number of deaths during the summer months … Continue reading

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April dedicated to helping drivers pay attention to the road

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and your fellow road users want you to put down your cell phone, burrito, mascara and dog, and focus all your attention on the safe operation of your motor vehicle. Check out this You … Continue reading

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AARP releases spring senior driver education classes

This spring, drivers age 50 and up 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 offered … 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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Cell phone laws have not lowered crash rate, study says

What do you think about a recently released study that found that cell phone laws haven’t done a thing to reduce traffic collisions?   The Highway Loss Data Institute compared insurance claims for crash damage in four U.S. jurisdictions before … Continue reading

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Readers seeks help in reporting distracted drivers

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Who would I call to report a ‘make up’ session going on in a car going 50 mph in the fast lane? Today, I ended up behind two separate cars with the woman driving, applying her … Continue reading

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Distracted driving is all in the mind

Have you ever been driving from point A to point B and, once you reach your destination, you realized you didn’t remember too much about you trip? That’s when you realized you were zoned out. Distracted driving doesn’t only mean … Continue reading

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