Tag Archives: Senior drivers

Left turn from far right lane on Clares onto 41st illegal

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I found it interesting that in your column, Thursday, Oct. 4, nothing was mentioned about the left turn from Clares Street onto 41st Avenue coming from Trader Joe’s. This also changed in July. Now, it’s not … Continue reading

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AARP Driver Safety course offerings for August

Motorists who have been driving for decades and wish to brush up on the rules of the road, as well as learn how aging and medications impact their skills behind the wheel can sign up for AARP Driver Safety course. … Continue reading

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Distracted driving, cell phone use behind the wheel means less brain power for driving

Recently, Street Smarts received a letter from a reader who wanted to spread the word about the dangers of tailgating and, more specifically, driving while texting and/or talking on cell phones – even while using hands-free capabilities. You see, she … Continue reading

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AARP Driver Safety course offered Saturday

Experienced drivers seeking to brush up on the rules of the road, as well as learn how aging and medications impact their motoring skills can sign up for this month’s AARP Driver Safety course. The two-part class will begin at … Continue reading

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Two driving courses aim to help young and young at heart navigate roads safely

Driving information courses abound in Santa Cruz for new and experienced motorists seeking knowledge about the challenges their age group faces while behind the wheel. The AARP is offering its senior driver course 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 and Friday, … Continue reading

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AARP offers senior driving course in January

Seniors seeking to stay current on road rules, as well as learn how aging can impact their driving abilities can attend the AARP’s January 10 and 17 Driver Safety Program. Attending both four hour sessions, which begin at 12:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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Who’s supposed to be in the bicycle lane?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Who is allowed to use bike lanes? I frequently see uses other then bikes when there is a sidewalk available. I see lot of skateboarders, many in dangerous situations. I also see people walking, walking in … Continue reading

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Options for seniors who can’t drive any more

If you or someone you know is an older adult who has had to give up driving, the Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to know you have options. In this week’s installment of its “Ask George” column, the state agency … Continue reading

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AARP safe driving course for seniors schedule for first half of New Year

Fred Dunn-Ruiz of the local chapter of the AARP’s Driver Safety Program has released the senior driver safety course dates for the first five months of 2011. The classes will occur from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Louden Nelson … Continue reading

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Driving without distraction

Editor’s note: This week, Dec. 6-10, is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and to commemorate, Street Smarts guest blogger Pete Peterson of Driver’s Yoga discusses ways his program can help seniors and their families fight distraction on the road. Contact … Continue reading

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