Tag Archives: driving

Teen drivers learn to ‘Start Smart’

Traffic collisions continue to be the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-20 years old. As a result, the CHP invites new drivers and their families to attend its free workshop, called Start Smart. This course discusses traffic … Continue reading

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Cost to drive drops, AAA reports

How much does your vehicle cost you to drive it each year? According to findings from AAA, owning and operating a new car in 2014 costs 2.7 percent less that it did last year. “Despite increases in maintenance and registration … Continue reading

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Safety tips for road warriors this turkey day holiday

Thanksgiving is Thursday and rain is in the forecast; snow is expected in higher elevations. If you are planning to hit the road to your holiday destination, here are some winter driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

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From transportation planning to child passenger, teen driver safety

A couple transportation planning workshops are planned today (JULY 18) and Monday to talk about how to spend limited funding dollars on federally-mandated long range transportation projects in the Monterey Bay. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and the Association … Continue reading

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Discussing safety on Highway 17

The Santa Cruz County Traffic Operations Oversight Committee and Safe on 17 Task force will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at at the San Jose area CHP office, at 2020 Junction Ave., to discuss safety efforts along Highway 17. The group, … 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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More venting about road peeves from readers

     Every once in awhile, people need someone to vent to – someone who’ll just listen. I asked readers to tell me their road-related peeves. Boy, did I get an earful. Below is a snippet of some reader rants received … Continue reading

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