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Dump the Pump, ride the bus Thursday, you never know, you may like it

Thursday is Dump the Pump Day, a day commuters are asked to leave their personal vehicle at home and take public transit. Started in 2006 when gas prices were hovering around $3 per gallon, Dump the Pump Day tried to … Continue reading

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Making travel plans when you travel

When you plan your vacation, you look for the best transportation option to get you there and back again. But do you spend as much time looking at ways to get around once you reach your travel destination? Two weeks … Continue reading

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Salinas Road Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday

If you find yourself in the area of Highway 1 and Salinas Road Friday, April 23, you may stumble upon a party. Caltrans District 5 and the Transportation Agency of Monterey will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to … Continue reading

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The different laws governing passing school buses, Metro buses

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I know the subject has been discussed before but I’m still not clear. Are the rules that apply to a city bus the same as for a school bus? If there are two lanes going in … Continue reading

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The Street Smarts of passing buses

Everyone knows the rules of the road when it comes to passing school buses.   But what are motorists supposed to do when the time comes to pass a transit bus?   The Department of Motor Vehicles reported this week … Continue reading

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No St. Patrick’s Day luck for DUI motorists

Don’t think the luck of the Irish will help you get home safely if you plan to drink and drive or get a ride from someone who has been drinking.

“St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate Irish heritage and gather with friends, but it can quickly end in tragedy due to impaired driving,” said Chief Richard Ehle of the Capitola Police Department. “If you plan on drinking, don’t rely on luck to keep you safe or to keep you out of trouble. Be responsible and take appropriate precautions.”
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