Tag Archives: Right-of-Way

Drivers rarely yield for pedestrians at driveways, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My husband and I are daily pedestrians, walking two to five miles, for errands about town. We travel from Live Oak to downtown frequently on either Soquel Avenue or Water Street. These roadways have a lot … Continue reading

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Who gets to stop, go, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: At the corner of Bay and Meder Streets on the Westside, people seem confused about who has the right of way when turning left — cars turning left from Bay onto Meder, or cars turning left … Continue reading

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Yield to the blind at all times

Dear Street Smarts, Q: According to the California Driver Handbook, “pedestrians using canes must be given the right of way at all times.” The other day, we were driving north on Front Street and saw a pedestrian with a white … Continue reading

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