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Capitola awarded $53K for traffic safety programs

Capitola has been awarded one of 198 grants being handed out statewide by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The state agency is giving away $67 million in traffic safety grants to help communities and agencies with their long term … Continue reading

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What to do if you’re pulled over by a police officer.

Is it me, or are there more police officers on the road lately? Now that the sun is out, more people are out on the road and the cops are keeping their eyes peeled for wrong-doers. If you get pulled … Continue reading

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Simitian’s red light camera bill on its way to becoming law

The State Senate has passed a bill that aims to protect motorists from wrongful tickets issued by red light cameras. Street Smarts first wrote about this in a previous blog. SB 1362, by Senator Joe Simitian of Palo Alto, requires … 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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Drivers, cyclists must stop for stop signs, red lights unless…

Q: I have continually seen a really dangerous driving behavior in this city and wondered if people actually know the law. Aren’t you supposed to come to a complete stop at a corner and turn right only if you can … Continue reading

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