Tag Archives: traffic violation

Don’t smoke when kids are in the car

Did you know that it is illegal for drivers to smoke in a vehicle containing minor children? If caught, drivers violating Health and Safety Code section 118947 can face fines of up to $100, according to Ask George, the DMV’s … Continue reading

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Bike Traffic School offered this Wednesday

A sure sign winter is coming is that the days are getting shorter. This presents challenges to cyclists, who must display proper lighting and reflective gear when they hit the road after dark to make sure they are visible to … 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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Cyclist shares crash survival story

Stop signs mean stop, so stop. When other vehicles on the road are stopped at an intersection or crosswalk for seemingly no reason, slow down and make sure they haven’t stopped for a pedestrian crossing the road. Those are just … Continue reading

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Reader questions yellow light timing on 41st Ave.

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like your help in getting more information about a red light camera situation at 41st Avenue and Clares Street. I got a $489 ticket there recently and when I went for arraignment in traffic … Continue reading

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Hands-free bill update awaits governor’s decision

A bill that would raise the traffic fine for violating cell phone laws is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Senate Bill 28 arrived there Monday after the state Senate voted last week 23 to 13 to pass it. Brown … Continue reading

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An out of state visitor seeks help in taking care of traffic ticket

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My step-son was visiting from Atlanta several weeks ago and was observed by the traffic camera not stopping and going through the red light. He was driving my wife’s car. The notice violation and picture showed … Continue reading

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How fast do you drive when there’s no speed limit sign for guidance?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I received a speeding ticket on Highway 17. I was definitely going over the speed limit, but I thought just 5 mph over. I thought the speed limit was 65 in the area where I was … 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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Traffic fine for red light runners not set by city of Capitola

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I rolled a traffic light on 41st Avenue, the light that doesn’t serve any cross traffic since it’s there just for shoppers to turn into the mall. I did not come to a full stop and … Continue reading

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