Tag Archives: noise

Capitola resident seeks relief from speeders, loud motorcycles

Dear Street Smarts Q: Several neighbors met with our much respected police chief in Capitola about slowing down motorcycles that fly up the main exit streets of Capitola on weekends, tail pipes blasting ,causing an unbelievable amount of noise at … Continue reading

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Reader seeks school zone patrols by law enforcement

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like to know the protocol in having CHP presence at my children’s elementary school during the commute hours in the morning? Almost every week this school year there, is a CHP motorcycle unit in … Continue reading

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Everyone is on the hook for following road rules, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Frequently we see letters complaining about the behavior of specific groups of people. On May 18, one such letter complained about ‘Bicyclists ignoring laws.’ People ignore laws. People driving vehicles ignore laws. People riding motorcycles ignore … Continue reading

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Loud mufflers, car stereos have no place on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live across a small lagoon that has Highway 1 on one side and my road on the other. I can hear every motorcycle and car with low booming bass, trucks, and other loud vehicles. My … Continue reading

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Reader brainstorms ways to slow speeders on Graham Hill Road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I always appreciate your column. Is there any way to report a sighting of a vehicle passing over a double yellow line. And, if reported, can anything be done about it? This happened on Saturday, July … 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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