Tag Archives: Driving impaired

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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Traffic stop: Driving while under the influence of a massage

If you plan to get a massage to help you escape the stress of the holiday season or to cleanse your spirit of 2011 in preparation for the new year, make sure to follow your provider’s after care instructions – … Continue reading

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Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network workshops this week

Have an interest in the path(s) the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is going to take as it snakes through Santa Cruz County? The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission this week is hosting public workshops around the county … Continue reading

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Street Smarts sits side saddle during CHP ride along

Last Thursday, I spent the afternoon riding in the passenger seat of a CHP patrol car with Officer Sarah Jackson, the Aptos office’s spokeswoman. Each time I participate in these outings, I never know what we’ll come across but I … Continue reading

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Foggy weather means turn on headlights

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Can you find out when headlights are needed in the fog? Gene Pauly, via email A: Sure! Turn on your headlights when the weather is foggy, cloudy, rainy and snowy. Also, turn on your headlights anytime … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Have fun and be safe while you celebrate our nation’s birthday. If you see anything that doesn’t seem right or witness someone who appears to be driving, cycling, boating or operating some other transportation device while under the influence, dial … Continue reading

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Going to a New Year’s Eve party? Tipsy Tow is an alternative to driving home drunk

If you have plans to party it up as you bring in 2011, AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will be there to take you and your vehicle home if you get too sauced to drive. “If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel,” … Continue reading

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Drive safe this winter holiday season

The winter holidays are supposed to be a happy, festive time of year. Please keep it that way by following these tips from Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety: Following the rules of the road. … Continue reading

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More than 4 million Californians to travel this holiday weekend, AAA says

Are you planning to travel this Labor day holiday weekend? If so, you will be joining about 4 million other Californians who plan to travel 50 miles or more from home this last holiday weekend of the summer, according to … Continue reading

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Think twice about driving with an open container of non-alcoholic beer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We’re wondering how the law considers ‘non-alcoholic’, or .05-percent, beer? Is an open container of this beverage in a vehicle considered an open ‘alcohol’ container? Thanks, Cristie Thomas, via email A: Don’t chance it. Simply having … Continue reading

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