Tag Archives: traffic law

Headlight rule needs repeating, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: In your recent column, you wrote about some safety tips. I wish you would repeat one of them. You stated, “Turn on your headlights when it’s rainy, gloomy, foggy or overcast.” I am appalled at how … Continue reading

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Give bikes 3 feet law begins Tuesday

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, California’s new three-foot bike-passing law goes into effect. To spread the word and to dowse misconceptions, People Power will join local elected officials, as well as representatives from the Watsonville and Scotts Valley Police Departments, the … Continue reading

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Bicycles and cars, again

In Monday’s column, Street Smarts printed snippets form two letters received from bicycle riding readers who felt their lives were put into danger by drivers who didn’t understand that there are times when cyclists may use a full traffic lane. … Continue reading

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Lane-splitting guidelines aim to educate motorists, riders

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Thanks for your column! A recent article reported that the State has new ‘guidelines’ for motorcycles regarding lane splitting. However, it would seem that, as guidelines, there still is no law that controls what motorcyclists may … Continue reading

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Lawmaker, cycling group seek tougher penalties for ‘careless drivers’

Careless drivers who cause a crash that injures other road users may find themselves behind bars if San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and the California Bicycle Coalition get their way. On Monday, April 19, the state Assembly Transportation Committee will … Continue reading

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