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Safety tips for road warriors this turkey day holiday

Thanksgiving is Thursday and rain is in the forecast; snow is expected in higher elevations. If you are planning to hit the road to your holiday destination, here are some winter driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

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Nissan recalls 15K Versa Notes

Incorrectly torqued body sill bolts and erroneously manufactured rear seat bolts are behind Nissan of North America’s recall of more than 15,000 Versa Note vehicles. In one recall, 7,707 Notes made between April 23 and July 3 of this year … Continue reading

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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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Bill to be mailed for Fishhook damage

The driver who, earlier this month, crashed into the barrier between Emeline Avenue on Highway 1 and Northbound Highway 17 at the Fishhook is going to get a bill from the state. On July 10, the driver of a Ford … Continue reading

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Chrysler recalls 51K vehicles due to safety concerns

Chrysler Group, LLC, is recalling 51,661 vehicles representing a number of its models for a variety of safety issues ranging from headlight and airbag failure to stability control and track bar problems. Letters are in the mail for affected vehicles. … Continue reading

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From transportation planning to child passenger, teen driver safety

A couple transportation planning workshops are planned today (JULY 18) and Monday to talk about how to spend limited funding dollars on federally-mandated long range transportation projects in the Monterey Bay. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and the Association … Continue reading

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Motorcycle safety training course offered June 8 in Scotts Valley

Experienced riders who would like to brush up on their skills can sign up the the motorcycle safety course hosted by the Scotts Valley Police Department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Held in the Scotts Valley high … Continue reading

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Maserati recalls 7K vehicles

Maserati is recalling 7,438 certain model year 2005-08 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles because the tie rod assemblies may weaken and fail. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, thus increase the … Continue reading

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More than 300K Chrysler vehicles subject to recall

Chrysler is recalling a number of vehicles for problems ranging from electrical failure to broken airbag circuits to coolant malfunction. Here’s the breakdown: 295,345 certain model year 2005-10 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2006-10 Jeep Commander vehicles are subject to recall … Continue reading

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Soquel grandma expressed concern for young cycling participants

Dear Street Smarts, Q: This mother of four and grandmother of four is daily appalled at the sight of mothers on bicycles, pulling their tiny passengers in flimsy little carts on busy streets. These children are so vulnerable, one can … Continue reading

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