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Aug. 4-10 is National Stop on Red Week

In a hurry? Don’t run that red light or stop sign. It could be the death of you and/or someone else on the road. Aug. 4-10 is National Stop on Red Week and the California Office of Traffic Safety is … Continue reading

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Drivers, cyclists must stop for stop signs, red lights unless…

Q: I have continually seen a really dangerous driving behavior in this city and wondered if people actually know the law. Aren’t you supposed to come to a complete stop at a corner and turn right only if you can … Continue reading

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Driving is an art in which the artist must stay within the lines

Dear Street Smarts, Q: How much leeway do drivers have about following the direction of right, left, and straight arrows at intersections? I have always thought that they had to be obeyed no matter what, and if you discovered you … 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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Reader wants pedestrian protecting signage with teeth

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live on the in-land side of Portola in Live Oak and frequently walk to the beach and use the crosswalk at 36th Avenue and Portola Drive. I would like to see a sign that says, … Continue reading

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Teen drivers safer but still dangerous on the road, study says

  Deadly traffic collisions involving teen drivers are down, according to a study released Friday by AAA. But people are still dying when young drivers do crash. The study looked at crash data between 1998 and 2008 and compared it … Continue reading

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Slow for the Flare Zone

  Caltrans has its “Slow for the Cone Zone” campaign in which motorists are fined double for not playing it safe around that agency’s workers as they maintain state highways.   Mike DeMars, Public Education officer for the Central Fire … Continue reading

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