Tag Archives: Slow for the Cone Zone

Disabled parking space in front of home should be removed, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live downtown Santa Cruz in a neighborhood that is difficult to find parking places. Next door to me is a low-income apartment with four units. They have a space in front designated for handicapped parking … Continue reading

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Remember to slow down move over for roadside construction, emergency efforts

A rash of collisions involving motorists and highway and/or emergency workers has Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety are calling on drivers to be extra careful and obey the states slow down move over law. … Continue reading

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Obey construction zone traffic laws at all times

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You may have already addressed this issue in your column, but was wondering if the construction zone rules apply only when workers are present. Thanks for your help, Shirley Heitschel, Aptos A: Yes, the “Slow Down, … Continue reading

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Caltrans worker shares near-death experience on Highway 17

     Victor Diaz was on vacation the wet, rainy New Year’s Eve of 2005 when his supervisor at Caltrans called.      The maintenance crew, which, among other things, keeps local highways clear of debris, was short-handed and Diaz was asked if … Continue reading

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