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Headlight rule needs repeating, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In your recent column, you wrote about some safety tips. I wish you would repeat one of them. You stated, “Turn on your headlights when it’s rainy, gloomy, foggy or overcast.” I am appalled at how … Continue reading

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Transportation projects on hold due to rain

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Do you have any information as to why the city of Santa Cruz has not yet striped either Laurel Street or Western Drive? The paving on both was finished by mid-November and it has now been … Continue reading

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Talking tire safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Good points [in Monday’s column on wet weather driving tips]. One of the most critical points was missed — tires. Tires without sufficient tread or tires that are too old and have become hard will easily … Continue reading

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Murray Street Bridge may go out to bid next summer

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I enjoy your column and learn from it as well. Perhaps you can provide some information as to the status of the Murray Street Bridge project. I had understood that it was to be retrofitted at … Continue reading

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When water falls from the sky, will you remember how to drive?

Weather forecasters predict that rain is in our future this week. Since we haven’t much of it and some of us may be out of practice, here are some tips to help remember wet weather road rules from the California Office of … Continue reading

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Of 11.7 million holiday travelers, 10 million to drive, AAA says

AAA predicts about 11.7 million Californians plan to travel during this holiday season. That’s a 1.8 percent jump over last year. Of the predicted holiday travelers, 10 million will drive, an increase of 1.4 percent from 2011, AAA reported. If … Continue reading

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Stormy weather has state issuing wet weather driving tips

Stormy weather has returned to the forecast, with wind and heavy rain expected later today and more wet stuff expected off and on over the weekend. Below are some wet weather driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

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Rain is on its way, is your vehicle ready?

Remnants of Typhoon Melor are heading our way and are expected to ring high winds and heavy rain late Monday through Wednesday, with the worst of it on Tuesday. I’ve heard the storm may be strong enough to warrant small … Continue reading

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