Tag Archives: motorcycle

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The weather is heating up and more motorcycles are hitting the road for a taste of freedom — freedom from being boxed inside their cars; freedom to feel the wind on their face; and freedom from gas prices with these … Continue reading

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Two lanes of traffic along Hwy 9 at Glen Arbor re-open April 6

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We had to laugh, just last week we saw in your column: “Scratch that July 31 date, said Susana Cruz of Caltrans. The actual date is March 29.” We immediately started taking bets on the March … Continue reading

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SVPD hosts motorcycle training Sept. 30

Motorcycle riders can pick the brains of six current and former police officers who ride motorcycles as part of their job and recreational lives. Combined the group has more than 100 years of riding experience. Scotts Valley Police and Farmer’s … Continue reading

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SVPD’s motorcycle training course returns

Scotts Valley Police Department is teaming up with Farmers Insurance, Surf City Coffee, Rock Oil, We All Ride, Heidenau Tires, Sports Design and Krazy Wraps to offer its second civilian motorcycle training course this summer. From 8 a.m. to 4 … Continue reading

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Wrong way cycling advocate wants to change traffic law

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read your article today (Monday 5/28/12) and appreciate you printed it. For over 50 years, I was an avid bicycle rider, going without a car for many of those years. That all changed with the … Continue reading

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Scotts Valley PD offers motorcycle safety class

Five current and former motorcycle savvy police officers are joining forces this June to share their combined 100 plus years of riding experience with the motorcycle riding community. From 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Civilian Motorcycle Safety … Continue reading

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Fix traffic light at Mission, King, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Variation on an old joke: How many Caltrans traffic engineers does it take to screw up a traffic light? One recent Thursday at 2:30 p.m., I waited through four light cycles on King at Mission streets. … Continue reading

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OTS traffic collision database shows local roads dangerous for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians

The California Office of Traffic Safety has updated its database aimed at helping local jurisdictions traffic road safety. The database, which covers years 2006-10, shows that local roads are getting safer for all users but more work needs to be … Continue reading

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Motorcycle safety enters the 21st century

What do you think about airbags for motorcycles? Efforts are underway to improve motorcycle safety by installing airbags in bikes, as well as in rider jackets. Here’s more on the subject from ABC: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/step-towards-safer-motorcycle-riding-154804126.html. Meanwhile, last week, Street Smarts asked … Continue reading

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Felton-Empire Road user sounds off

Dear Street Smarts, I enjoyed the article regarding the dire need to repair Felton-Empire Road. When the powers that be state that there just isn’t enough money, they need to include the fact that, based on the County Report on … Continue reading

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