Tag Archives: Office of Traffic Safety

New Year’s Resolutions to take on the road

The first week of 2012 is just about over. Have you nailed down your New Year’s Resolution(s) yet? If you have room for at least one more, the California Office of Traffic Safety has some resolution suggestions for you. In … Continue reading

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Child passenger safety highlighted Saturday

This week is National Seat Check Child Passenger Safety Week and to commemorate, local agencies will host a child seat inspection and installation event Saturday. The Safe Kids Chapter of Santa Cruz County and Aptos/La Selva Fire Department are teaming … Continue reading

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Hands-free bill update awaits governor’s decision

A bill that would raise the traffic fine for violating cell phone laws is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Senate Bill 28 arrived there Monday after the state Senate voted last week 23 to 13 to pass it. Brown … Continue reading

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Click It or Ticket campaign ramps up this week

Memorial Day weekend is days away and AAA of Northern California estimates that 3.5 million people will drive to their destination of 50 miles or more. If you plan to be among them, know that the CHP and more than … Continue reading

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OTS seeks input on future distracted driving awareness campaign slogan

Friday is the last day to submit thoughts about the state Office of Traffic Safety’s new distracted driving awareness campaign slogan. The agency is seeking something short and snappy, like the slogan for seat belt awareness — Click it or … Continue reading

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Street smart resolutions for the New Year

My New Year’s resolution is to lower my dependence on gasoline. While my dream vehicle is the Chevy Volt, I learned a long time ago that it’s wise to not buy a car that’s new off the blueprint and assembly … Continue reading

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Drive safe this winter holiday season

The winter holidays are supposed to be a happy, festive time of year. Please keep it that way by following these tips from Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety: Following the rules of the road. … Continue reading

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Traffic deaths drop, with markedly fewer fatal DUI and motorcycle crashes, OTS says

Fewer people are dying on California’s roads, according to the Office of Traffic Safety. Citing figures released by the federal government Thursday, the state saw a 10.3-percent decline in traffic deaths from 3,434 in 2008 to 3,081 last year, the state agency … Continue reading

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County gets $224K grant to improve traffic safety

The county’s roads are about to be a safer place for bicyclists, pedestrians, and child passengers countywide. In September, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency was awarded a $224,009 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to run programs … Continue reading

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