Tag Archives: Traffic camera

Auxiliary lanes project impacting traffic camera

Dear Street Smarts, Q: What’s up with the traffic cams on Highway 1 at Emeline Avenue and Morrissey Boulevard? They seem to be down more than up these days. I always try to check them before I commute home from … Continue reading

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Triggering the green light 101

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Every time me and my buddy, TrugDog, come to a stop light, he bugs me to ‘move up a little bit’ to ‘activate the sensor,’ as if there is some hidden sensor to activate the green … Continue reading

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There’s good reason to stop at red lights

Several times a year, Street Smarts fields questions and/or complaints from readers shocked at the dollar amount listed on the ticket they received for rolling through a red light. Recently, a reader wrote in saying she received a ticket for … Continue reading

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Reader questions his red light violation in Capitola

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I was recently cited by the Capitola traffic camera when I was making a right turn from 41st Avenue onto Clares Street. I came to a complete stop on 41st and proceeded to make a right … Continue reading

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Local senator authors bills aimed at improving motorist rights

California Senator Joe Simitian of Palo Alto had motorist rights in mind when he authored the following three bills , which his fellow law makers will take up this month: Senate Bill 1245 seeks to prevent local transportation agencies from charging … Continue reading

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Fishhook traffic camera up and running

Dear Street Smarts,      Q Please explain about the new Highway 1 web cam. What’s the URL and will your paper use it?      Ken Randal        A Good news, Ken. The camera that monitors Highway 1 near the … Continue reading

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Readers question Fishhook cam status, vertical lines on the side of the highway

Dear Street Smarts,      Q I was hoping you could answer a question that has puzzled me for a long time. On many roads – both two lane highways as well as freeways – one occasionally sees a white stripe … Continue reading

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