Tag Archives: Traffic Enforcement

Beefed up Labor Day traffic enforcement begins Aug. 16

Expect statewide DUI checkpoints and increased law enforcement presence on the roads now through the long Labor Day weekend as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. “As people … Continue reading

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Hwy 129 ‘Safety Corridor’ on hold, traffic enforcement is not

Dear Street Smarts, Q: You may recall that I wrote to you several months ago regarding the lack of traffic enforcement on Highway 129 between Watsonville and Highway 101. On one occasion after I wrote to you, I did see … Continue reading

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CHP to crack down on speeders

When traveling from point A to point B in your ride, it is not OK to try to break the sound barrier or travel at the speed of light. Now through Sept. 30, 2012, the California Highway Patrol will be … Continue reading

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Pedestrian safety tips for mobility scooter users

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I follow your informative column every Monday in the Sentinel and enjoy it very much. I do have a question for you: I am a disabled senior woman who rides on a battery operated four wheel … Continue reading

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The anatomy of posting a speed limit

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I am just curious. Do you get a lot of complaints regarding the illogical speed limit of 25 mph on Capitola Road in front of the Capitola DMV? I recently was issued a ticket here and … Continue reading

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SCPD rounding up volunteers to help prioritize traffic complaints

Dear Street Smarts, Q: A few weeks ago you had a column on how bicycle riders are riding safer and abiding by the rules more than ever. Well, I disagree with this survey. I’ve done my own survey in the … Continue reading

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Illegal entry to Roaring Camp needs to be enforced, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Why is the prohibition on left turns on Graham Hill Road at Roaring Camp never enforced, even though, ironically, two CHP cars seem to always find time to sit near the Safeway collecting speeding ticket money … Continue reading

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Reporting traffic law violators at UC Santa Cruz

Dear Street Smarts,      Q I was driving up Hagar Court at 8 a.m. and shortly after turning on to that road I was passed by a maroon Toyota Camry with two passengers. This happened regardless of the double yellow … Continue reading

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