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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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First of its kind distracted driving study released

Texting and dialing are the most dangerous part of cellphone use while driving, according to a new study released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This, because drivers must take their eyes away from the road while … Continue reading

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Drugged driving, cell phone use behind the wheel problems on California’s roads

Drugged drivers and those distracted by their cell phones are big problems California’s motorists would like to see addressed, according to a Traffic Safety Survey released Tuesday by the Office of Traffic Safety. Late this past summer, information gatherers questioned … Continue reading

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Cell phone use while driving up; talking/texting while driving fines could rise

The same day the California Office of Traffic Safety released a study showing that distracted driving is on the rise, the state Senate approves a bill that seeks to hike fines for driving while talking and/or texting on cell phones. … Continue reading

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AAA launches ‘Heads Up Driving Week’ this week

This week is Heads Up Driving Week and AAA Northern California is encouraging motorists to keep their eyes on the road by locking their cell phone in their trunk, not doodling with the radio and skipping drive-thru fast food restaurants. … 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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April dedicated to helping drivers pay attention to the road

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and your fellow road users want you to put down your cell phone, burrito, mascara and dog, and focus all your attention on the safe operation of your motor vehicle. Check out this You … 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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Texting while driving equally dangerous as drunken driving?

What are you more afraid of, a drunk driver or someone who’s driving while distracted by their cell phone? Now, fess up to whether you’ve done any of those things during the past month. A new study released by the … Continue reading

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