Tag Archives: school zones

School’s in session, slow down

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Can you do a public service announcement regarding driver safety as all our schools open this week to possibly ask people to be mindful, as we have so many children biking, walking, scootering, skateboarding and driving … Continue reading

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Free child seat installation at Aptos/La Selva Fire Sept. 28

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Parking near schools is an issue on Redwood Drive in Boulder Creek, too. The back of Boulder Creek Elementary School butts up against the man’s home I caregive for. He feels extremely unsafe, as parents drive through … Continue reading

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Reader offers school zone etiquette observations

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Interesting to read your column about the crosswalk at Soquel School on Porter Street (3/12/12). That is one bad area for traffic when school is starting or letting out. The traffic lights at the intersections before … Continue reading

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School zone safety for drivers, pedestrians

Last Thursday, I sat and watched the traffic pattern in front of Soquel Elementary School on Porter Street at the request of Niels Kisling, a concerned parent, and Maria Parrish, the school’s crossing guard and yard duty. They were alarmed … Continue reading

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Teaching kids, parents about traffic safety around schools

Calling all parent, kids and schools interested in learning more about traffic safety around school and town. Kithy Chavez, of the county health services agency’s Ride n’ Stride Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program, travels to campuses across the county teaching … Continue reading

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Bike/pedestrian transportation funding at risk, group says

The folks at Safe Routes to School National Partnership are encouraging bike and pedestrian friendly transportation supporters to contact their Congressional leaders and urge them to support those modalities as well. “The House Transportation Committee will vote Thursday, Feb. 2, … Continue reading

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Offering a little back to school street smarts

It’s that time of year again: children are headed back to school. Below are some tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety for parents, as well as drivers on ways to keep kids safe on their trek to and … Continue reading

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School’s opening soon, keep a careful eye for wayward students, AAA says

With school about to start in a couple weeks, AAA of Northern California urges motorists to keep an eye out for students on their way to class because they may be too distracted by the first day of school to … Continue reading

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Aptos Pines resident seeks relief from school-bound traffic on Freedom Boulevard

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am a resident at the Aptos Pines Mobile Home Park at 7515 Freedom Boulevard in Aptos. Every morning when Aptos High School is in session, the traffic going into the school blocks access to our … Continue reading

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School’s in session, drive carefully

Kids are heading back to school and motorists should be alert, slow down and obey all traffic rules in the vicinity of campuses. Starting Wednesday and lasting for about two weeks, the Scotts Valley Police Department will have every available … Continue reading

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