Tag Archives: pedestrian safety

Staying alive on the roads while cycling after dark, traveling this holiday season

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Once again, please inform the bike riding public about safe biking in the dark. The night before last, I was driving on Mission Street toward Bay Street. The street was busy and full of slow moving … Continue reading

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Reader offers school zone etiquette observations

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Interesting to read your column about the crosswalk at Soquel School on Porter Street (3/12/12). That is one bad area for traffic when school is starting or letting out. The traffic lights at the intersections before … Continue reading

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Teaching kids, parents about traffic safety around schools

Calling all parent, kids and schools interested in learning more about traffic safety around school and town. Kithy Chavez, of the county health services agency’s Ride n’ Stride Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program, travels to campuses across the county teaching … Continue reading

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AAA offers Halloween night safety tips

Halloween night is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians, AAA reported. The number of deaths among young pedestrians ages 5 to 14 years quadruples between 4-10 p.m. on Halloween, according to statistics from the AAA Foundation for Traffic … Continue reading

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National School Bus Safety Week is here

This week is National School Bus Safety Week. That means members of the California Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for motorists who are not stopping for school buses when their red lights flash. “Motorists approaching from either direction … Continue reading

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Pedestrians prohibited from walking on freeway unless dealing with a break down

Did you know that it is illegal for pedestrians to walk on the freeway? The exception to that rule is if they were passengers of a vehicle that broke down on the highway. Only then may people walk on the … Continue reading

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Offering a little back to school street smarts

It’s that time of year again: children are headed back to school. Below are some tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety for parents, as well as drivers on ways to keep kids safe on their trek to and … Continue reading

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Pedestrian habits in Capitola need to be studied, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I read the item (last Monday)about the surveys to be done Aug. 22 – Sept. 26. I hope Capitola Village is one of the 21 locations. We had a bizarre pedestrian death here July 5 and … Continue reading

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Health advocate urges calm when dealing with other road users, safety issues

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your column and blog has recently hosted a string of letters and comments regarding negative interactions between bicyclists, motorists, pedestrians, and wheelchair users. I would like to step back and give some big-picture perspective to the … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety angle to cyclist manners debate

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is another issue besides the cyclists running the stop sign (Street Smarts, June 24). Please remind folks that when the sidewalk is blocked by a trash can or a parked car, wheelchair users and others, … Continue reading

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