Tag Archives: emergency vehicles

Where to turn when emergency lights and sirens approach on Hwy 17

Every now and then, Street Smarts receives questions from readers who are too shy to give their name. Here’s one of them: “Just a quick question prompted by some accidents during rush-hour on 17 this past week in the rain. … Continue reading

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Cold, wet weather holding up Highway 17 drainage improvement project

Dear Street Smarts, Q: It seems like the work being done on Highway 17 (Santa Clara County) is at a standstill. There has been no visible work done on the north side center divide or road surface for a month … Continue reading

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Pull to the right when red lights flash, sirens wail

Emergency responders would like Street Smarts to remind motorists to merge to the right when they see lights and sirens coming their way. According to the California Driver Handbook, “motorists must yield the right of way to any police car, … Continue reading

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