Tag Archives: inattentive drivers

Santa Cruz reader wants motorists, cyclists to share the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was hoping that you could send another big reminder to motorists and cyclists about rules of the road and adhering to them. I was cycling on Bean Creek Road from Santa Cruz on both Tuesday … Continue reading

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‘Driver’s Yoga’ teaches motorists to become one with their ride, be better drivers

When you drive, does your mind wander? Instead of paying attention to the road, you start thinking about things that happened the previous day, your to-do list for today and the people in your life. That’s called distracted driving and … Continue reading

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April dedicated to helping drivers pay attention to the road

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and your fellow road users want you to put down your cell phone, burrito, mascara and dog, and focus all your attention on the safe operation of your motor vehicle. Check out this You … 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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Police officer causes traffic jam near already congested Harvey West, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Saturday, Dec. 19, I was heading up River Street towards Costco around noon and the traffic was backed up almost to Outdoor World. I thought it was just Christmas shopping traffic until I finally got … Continue reading

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Inattentive driver causes fender-bender in parking lot

     I recently witnessed an automobile collision that did not need to happen. Not like any of them have to happen, but I tried to prevent this one.      I was entering a parking lot to one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Ramona takes to the road with the CHP

People do the darndest things while behind the wheel of a vehicle. You’ve seen it. I have, too. Last week, I rode with the California Highway Patrol to experience what they see and how they handle it. And of course, … Continue reading

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