Tag Archives: Scotts Valley Police

Two lanes of traffic along Hwy 9 at Glen Arbor re-open April 6

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We had to laugh, just last week we saw in your column: “Scratch that July 31 date, said Susana Cruz of Caltrans. The actual date is March 29.” We immediately started taking bets on the March … Continue reading

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Adults often use kids as excuse to beat speeding ticket, nanny blog says

Drivers come up with the darndest things to tell a police officer in the hopes of averting a speeding ticket. When I lived in Arizona in the late 90s, I was on my way from from work late one night … Continue reading

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Pain at the pump an incentive to commute green

With gas prices inching upward, consumers should know there are things they can do to reduce the pain at the pump. The buzz is that gas prices could sore to $6 if, say, a hurricane were to strike an oil … Continue reading

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Red light running not allowed, even if the traffic signal doesn’t ‘see’ you, police say

Every now and then I get letters from readers wanting to know what they can do about red lights that never seem to recognize their vehicle. One reader asked if he could “run” the light, as long as there was … Continue reading

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Bicycling in the wind

Last week, Street Smarts touched upon the subject of motorcycle riding in high wind conditions. It featured some advice from Scotts Valley Lt. John Hohmann on ways to keep bikes upright and on the road. He also suggested that riders … Continue reading

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Scotts Valley Police offers motorcyclists tips for fighting the wind

Last week, my family drove to the Sacramento area to visit the grandparents. The ride back on Interstate-5 was exciting, as the wind made vehicles large and small dance all over their travel lane. Then, we came upon a traveling … Continue reading

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What can motorcycles do and not do?

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am wondering what all the current rules and laws are for motorcycles. I am constantly being passed on two-way streets by motorcycles in the bike lanes or on the left side, and in many cases … Continue reading

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Minding your p’s and q’s when it comes to ‘No Parking’ signs

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like to know how far from a “No Parking” sign it’s OK to park. I looked in the California Vehicle Code and it just said we have to follow local laws. I looked at … Continue reading

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Cops host special traffic enforcement campaigns, dozens cited

     Local law enforcement efforts to crack down on traffic scofflaws are an attempt to make the road safer.      During two separate traffic enforcement campaigns since Saturday, officers pulled dozens of drivers and motorcycle riders over for committing various moving … Continue reading

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Traffic calming on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q After reading your (Bethany Drive residents work to calm traffic on neighborhood street, April 15, 2009) article, maybe you could pass along this info which might help their problem of speeders. When I drive through British … Continue reading

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