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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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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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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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Teen drivers get a ‘Smart Start’ to driving from the CHP

When I was a kid growing up, my mom worked in the spinal cord injury unit at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center in San Jose. As a hospital service attendant, she worked with people who found themselves paralyzed due … Continue reading

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