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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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Happy New Year, drive safe

If you plan to get to your New Year’s Eve celebration by car, make sure to take the necessary precautions that will get you back home safely. That includes refraining from drinking alcohol, designating a sober driver to drive you … Continue reading

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MADD, National Drug Policy office combat drugged driving

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month As users of the road, you should know that: One in three motor vehicle driver fatalities with known drug test results that tested positive for drugs in 2009, according to statistics from the … Continue reading

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Don’t decline a DUI test

Today’s blog topic comes courtesy of the DMV’s weekly Ask George column. Q: Can you refuse to participate in a breathalyzer test after being pulled over by a police officer who suspects you’ve been drinking and driving? A: Yes, but … Continue reading

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Patrol cars are not required to flash bar lights when stopped on the side of the road, CHP says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: A new law came into effect requiring motorists to change lanes or slow down when approaching a law enforcement officers’ vehicle is stopped on the side of the roadway. So, why is it that I see … Continue reading

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AAA offers ‘Tipsy Tow’ for St. Patty’s Day revelers

If you and your friends are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few drinks, you may not want to test whether the luck of the Irish is with you by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle in … Continue reading

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Facebook group pays tribute to the dangers of Highway 17

One of the newest groups on Facebook is geared toward our very own Highway 17. “Not Crashing on Highway 17” was started on Feb. 22 because, as its creators says, not “many people are fans of crashing” on that winding, … Continue reading

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DUI motorists can be victims, too

     I received my collision report from the California Highway Patrol’s Redwood City office about the car crash earlier this month.       Turned out the woman who struck my car told the officer she had had a shot of … Continue reading

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