Tag Archives: traffic citations

Neighbors hog all street parking, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: There is plenty of open parking space on the street where we live. Unfortunately, both next door neighbors have a gazillion cars and squeeze us out of parking in front of our home. We have one … Continue reading

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Reader questions fog line, fast lane rules

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I appreciate your column, Ramona. Two questions: My first question is about northbound Mission/Highway 1 at Western. Can an automobile legally cross the solid line on the right to make a right turn? For example, a … Continue reading

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Following the money paid for traffic citations

Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t suggest that the law enforcement community should write more tickets to solve city budget woes. But that’s not the case, as the bulk of the traffic citation fines paid goes to the … Continue reading

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The proper way to use turnouts

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ve had a question for awhile about the proper use of turnouts on roads. I asked an officer once but never got a clear answer. I commute on Highway 9 from Boulder Creek to the San … Continue reading

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Safety on Hwy 129 questioned after recent crash

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read the article about the fatal accident on Highway 129 today. I have contacted you about this before but I can’t believe the lack of CHP patrol along this highway. I would really like … Continue reading

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Readers share their own ‘Street Smarts’

A long time ago, I was driving eastbound on Highway 80 east of Reno. That stretch is two lanes each way, well separated. There were not many on ramps/off ramps except for farm roads every so many miles. One very … Continue reading

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