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Replacing clean air vehicle stickers

Drivers of clean emissions vehicles, such as hybrids, may be eligible to receive replacement clean air vehicle stickers should the car be totaled in a crash. The stickers allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes during commute hours. A law … Continue reading

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Hybrid’s lack of engine noise worries some road users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I had this thought after I went for a drive in my daughter’s new hybrid Prius. It was so quiet that it could prove to be dangerous to pedestrians used to hearing cars approaching. Now, it … Continue reading

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The Street Smarts of silent automobiles

Yesterday’s blog looked at cracking down on motorcycle noise in one Santa Cruz neighborhood. What do you think about requiring hybrids and all-electric vehicles to emit some sort of noise to reduce the risk of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists? … Continue reading

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