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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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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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Reader questions safety of pedestrian crossing signals on Mission Street

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I know I am not alone when I say that I think the two signal light pedestrian crossings on Mission Street between Bay and Almar streets are a hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. I ask … Continue reading

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Federal stimulus dollars to be put to work next month

Local public works departments are gearing up to spend $6.5 million the county received during the first round of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Various projects will begin next week, putting dozens of people back to work … Continue reading

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Studying to drive when English is not your first language

It’s time for another interesting topic from the state Department of Motor Vehicles – studying for the driver’s exam when your English is shaky.   The DMV offers the Driver’s Handbook in MP3 audio format in English and Spanish. People … Continue reading

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When to stop driving

My grandmother quit driving about two decades ago. Traffic was moving too fast for her to keep up.  Motorists who were in a hurry to get where they were going scared her. She also realized that she was changing. Her reaction time … Continue reading

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