Tag Archives: speeding

The joke is on …

     Here’s a transportation-related email joke from one of my friends. Keep in mind, traffic cams that take photos of traffic violators don’t do what’s described below, as they’re only designed to catch speeders and red light runners. But it … Continue reading

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Readers suggest ways to curb collisions on Highway 129

On Monday, Street Smarts asked readers for their solutions to traffic collisions on Highway 129, a curvy, two-lane road that links Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Here are some responses. * “Highway 129 is indeed a dangerous road. My … Continue reading

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Reduce speed limit on Highway 129

Q         The improvements on Highway 17 are quite impressive, but it makes me wonder about another highway in the county, Highway 129. While this road obviously carries far less traffic than Highway 17, it seems as if there have been … Continue reading

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Ten years of being ‘Safe on 17’

Travelling the winding curves of Highway 17 between Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties is much safer than it was 10 years ago. “I’ve been driving Highway 17 since I was 16-years-old,” said Mark Stone, district five county supervisor and … Continue reading

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Law enforcement officers show off their BADGES in Scotts Valley

     The Scotts Valley Police Department will get a little help from officers across the county in enforcing traffic laws Thursday, April 2.      Officers in patrol cars and on motorcycles will be on the lookout for speeders and people not … Continue reading

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Less traffic on the county’s roads, driver behavior change

Is it me or is there less traffic on the road?   I drive highways 1 and 17 often during various times of day and I must say, travel is a breeze compared to what is was a year ago. … Continue reading

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Teen drivers safer but still dangerous on the road, study says

  Deadly traffic collisions involving teen drivers are down, according to a study released Friday by AAA. But people are still dying when young drivers do crash. The study looked at crash data between 1998 and 2008 and compared it … Continue reading

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Highway 17 construction to wrap up this summer

  Nighttime commuters traveling Highway 17 between the Summit and Glenwood Drive have witnessed change in the making.   Armed with $8.2 million, Caltrans and Pavex have been working since last March to make that stretch safer. Crews are out … Continue reading

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Reader suggests traffic controls at 41st and Bain avenues

    Dear Street Smarts,   Q A nice job has been done on redeveloping the lower 41st Avenue and Portola Avenue intersection. In addition, the condos at the railroad tracks on 41st are now complete. A new restaurant is going … Continue reading

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