Tag Archives: road rage

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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Encountering road rage

On Facebook recently, a friend described an incident in which she was driving in her hometown when an inattentive driver almost pulled out from a side street and hit her. The other driver met her at the nearby stop light … Continue reading

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Facebook group pays tribute to the dangers of Highway 17

One of the newest groups on Facebook is geared toward our very own Highway 17. “Not Crashing on Highway 17” was started on Feb. 22 because, as its creators says, not “many people are fans of crashing” on that winding, … Continue reading

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AARP offers classes for senior drivers

In coming days and weeks, senior citizens can brush up on the rules of the road, learn how aging impacts their driving abilities and save up to 10 percent on their car insurance by signing up for driver education classes … Continue reading

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Why’s that Metro bus impeding traffic in the left lane at Highway 17, Highway 9 interchange, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I want to shed light on a daily situation and ask, ‘is it standard operating procedure?’ On a daily basis the Santa Cruz Metro Highway 17 buses will enter the fast lane immediately after the left … Continue reading

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Avoiding aggressive drivers during the holidays

With the holidays upon us and everyone in a rush to get their shopping done, patience may be running at a premium on the roads. Here are some tips from the Department of Motor Vehicles on dealing with an aggressive … Continue reading

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Rage against motorcycles

A scary thing happened this past Saturday while I was researching a future Street Smarts topic on motorcycle riding. I had been photographing, videotaping and taking notes during the motorcycle Basic Rider Course at Cabrillo College when a female motorist tore … Continue reading

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A reader shares his road rage story

     Last Wednesday, this blog told the story about an apparent road rage incident during the holidays on Highway 17. Today, we hear from a reader who had his own heart-pounding road rage incident, followed by insights from the California … Continue reading

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Report, not engage, aggressive drivers

  Every once in awhile, while driving on Highway 17, I see motorists do some crazy — and scary — things.   Back during the holiday season, I was heading toward Santa Cruz from San Jose when I noticed the … Continue reading

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