Tag Archives: traffic laws

Fake speed limit sign taken down

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On the corner of Cardiff and Iowa, there are two speed limit signs 17 feet apart with two different speed limits. One is black and white and is attached to a “No Parking” sign and prominently … Continue reading

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Some DMV FAQs for you

Each month, Street Smarts receives a newsletter from the DMV featuring frequently asked questions. Here are some interesting tidbits you probably didn’t know: In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that allows undocumented California residents to obtain a driver … Continue reading

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Bay at Mission traffic is not so bad, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: On Dec. 11, 2013, you published a letter from a reader complaining about the backup of southeast bound traffic on Bay Street at Mission or turning right onto Mission toward Half Moon Bay. I was surprised … Continue reading

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New, revamped laws usher in 2014

With the new year come new laws as well as changes to existing laws. Here’s the rundown, courtesy of the CHP: Search Warrants — Chemical Tests: Effective since Sept. 20, 2013, a search warrant may be issued to draw blood … Continue reading

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Traffic laws geared toward driver psychology

What do you think about creating traffic laws geared toward the psychology of driving? Here’s an article that appeared last week in The Guardian about the mental faculties — or lack there of — motorists may exhibit while behind the … Continue reading

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Back to school commuting tips

It’s back to school season. That means more traffic and a longer commute to work. It also means more kids on the road in their parents cars, on foot, bikes, skateboards, etc. going to and from school. Street Smarts solicited … Continue reading

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Cycling uphill at East Cliff, Murray thought from reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The response to how a bicyclist should negotiate the hill up East Cliff onto Murray has bothered me since reading it months ago. Basically, we cyclists are to get off our bikes and walk up the … Continue reading

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Bicyclists may use full traffic lane

Street Smarts has been hearing from cyclists who have been slighted by motorists. Specifically, these cyclists have complained that drivers do not want to share the road on narrow road in which cyclists may – or must – take the … Continue reading

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The danger factor in being a road user

Dear Street Smarts, Q: While I agree with Monday’s letter submitter that ultimately it’s people ignoring traffic laws rather than their mode of transportation, I do have issues with the writers argument: A person operating a big rig ignoring traffic … Continue reading

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Everyone is on the hook for following road rules, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Frequently we see letters complaining about the behavior of specific groups of people. On May 18, one such letter complained about ‘Bicyclists ignoring laws.’ People ignore laws. People driving vehicles ignore laws. People riding motorcycles ignore … Continue reading

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