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Hybrid’s lack of engine noise worries some road users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I had this thought after I went for a drive in my daughter’s new hybrid Prius. It was so quiet that it could prove to be dangerous to pedestrians used to hearing cars approaching. Now, it … Continue reading

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School’s in session, drive carefully

Kids are heading back to school and motorists should be alert, slow down and obey all traffic rules in the vicinity of campuses. Starting Wednesday and lasting for about two weeks, the Scotts Valley Police Department will have every available … Continue reading

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