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Teen drivers learn to ‘Start Smart’

Traffic collisions continue to be the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-20 years old. As a result, the CHP invites new drivers and their families to attend its free workshop, called Start Smart. This course discusses traffic … Continue reading

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Roundabout is neighborhood’s canvas, city says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is a roundabout at the intersection of King and Baldwin that is so ugly, it’s sinful. Many cars have hit it. The concrete border has evidence of this. The plants are dead or dying. I … Continue reading

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Roundabouts work, says Santa Cruz PWD

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Drivers in Santa Cruz and those coming from outside to visit often don’t know how to enter the roundabout at the end of Pacific Avenue heading to the Main Beach. There were two incidents where I … Continue reading

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CHP hosts ‘Start Smart’ class for teens Thursday

Teen drivers, those in the hunt for their driver’s license and their families are invited to attend the CHP’s free Start Smart driving course 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at the Aptos branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library, at 7695 … Continue reading

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‘Start Smart’ teen driver class planned for Oct. 3

The CHP’s next installment of “Start Smart” will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room located at 155 Center St. in Santa Cruz. The course, open to teen and new drivers and their … Continue reading

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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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From transportation planning to child passenger, teen driver safety

A couple transportation planning workshops are planned today (JULY 18) and Monday to talk about how to spend limited funding dollars on federally-mandated long range transportation projects in the Monterey Bay. The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission and the Association … Continue reading

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Two Start Smart classes offered in June

The California Highway Patrol has two Start Smarts classes coming up this month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 and June 27, teen drivers and their families can attend the course that teaches responsible driving. There will be videos … Continue reading

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Start Smart teen driver safety course June 13

The CHP’s next installment of the Start Smart program is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in the Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room at 155 Center St. The course teaches newly licensed teenage drivers the responsibilities that come with the … Continue reading

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Seats still available in upcoming Start Smart class

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Hi, my 16-year-old daughter is preparing to get her license. Do you still offer the defensive driving classes? She has had her permit for about five months. Thanks, Nathan Fitzgerald Sr., via email A: I don’t … Continue reading

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