Tag Archives: Senior drivers

Safety tips for keeping seniors safe on the road to be emphasized next week

Next week, Dec. 6-10, is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and AAA of Northern California plans to use the week to help families open up a dialogue about ways to keep their elders safe on the road. Besides teenagers, seniors are the … Continue reading

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Driver’s Yoga literature available electronically

“The Art of Looking through the Windshield,” the guidebook penned by Pete Peterson of Driver’s Yoga, is now available on Amazon.com and Kindle. Driver’s Yoga is a technique that helps motorists stay focused on the road. “The guidebook is a … Continue reading

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The street smarts of allowing extra space between you and other road users

The California Driver Handbook instructs drivers to make sure they have plenty of room to make various movements, such as turns and lane changes. Today, Street Smarts urges motorists to follow the other part of that rule, too, and allow … Continue reading

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Senior traffic deaths down, DMV cites senior driver-oriented Web links for keeping older drivers behind the wheel

The rate of older drivers being involved in fatal traffic collisions is down statewide and the California Department of Motor Vehicles says its online programs have played a roll in that. This summer, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz reader wants motorists, cyclists to share the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was hoping that you could send another big reminder to motorists and cyclists about rules of the road and adhering to them. I was cycling on Bean Creek Road from Santa Cruz on both Tuesday … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re pulled over by a police officer.

Is it me, or are there more police officers on the road lately? Now that the sun is out, more people are out on the road and the cops are keeping their eyes peeled for wrong-doers. If you get pulled … Continue reading

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Never too early or late to learn good driving skills

Today’s Street Smarts column is dedicated to improving traffic safety awareness among older and teen drivers. It’s dangerous to be an senior or young driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2008, 13 percent of this country’s … Continue reading

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‘Driver’s Yoga’ teaches motorists to become one with their ride, be better drivers

When you drive, does your mind wander? Instead of paying attention to the road, you start thinking about things that happened the previous day, your to-do list for today and the people in your life. That’s called distracted driving and … Continue reading

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AARP releases spring senior driver education classes

This spring, drivers age 50 and up 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 offered … Continue reading

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Selling your car, dealing with the title exchange

Are you in the process of selling your car but don’t want to give up the title to the buyer until all the payments are made? Visit http://www.dmv.ca.gov/faq/faqbuysell.htm for information about documenting with the DMV that you are the legal … Continue reading

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