Tag Archives: Glare

Live Oak neighborhood could use some TLC, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I recently moved into Live Oak area and I like it very much — the families, rich and poor, and the diversity of people. However, I am struck by a few issues that I hope you … Continue reading

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Readers comment on recent Street Smarts topics

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for the column about headlights (Street Smarts, Feb. 14). It is by far one of the most important you have addressed. The system is hopelessly out of control and beyond solving. … Continue reading

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Headlight, fog light glare discomfort depends on age, gender

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I ride a bike and drive to and from work in the dark these days. Is it me or are cars headlamps getting brighter? Are more people driving with their brights on? Do all these pickups … Continue reading

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Add double-decker median divide to Highway 17, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Just north of the Santa‚Äôs Village Road exit on Highway 17, the center divide is double height for approximately one mile. Why does the rest of Highway 17 not have a similar height divider? The extra … Continue reading

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