Tag Archives: travel

Summer road trip tips from NHTSA

Thinking about taking a road trip this summer? Play along with this interactive program from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Simply click on the various items in the picture to unlock tips for your trip. Summer Driving Tips

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Seeking local traffic, travel information in one place

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We are still waiting after three-plus years as to when electronic signs will be updated with pertinent information. Bob Zimway via the Street Smart Blog A: Right now, those signs are used to give information such … Continue reading

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Loud mufflers, car stereos have no place on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live across a small lagoon that has Highway 1 on one side and my road on the other. I can hear every motorcycle and car with low booming bass, trucks, and other loud vehicles. My … Continue reading

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Holiday driving, safety

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope you safely celebrate this holiday with food, family and friends. If you plan to hit the road to get to your turkey day holiday celebration, keep in mind that AAA predicts 43 million people nationwide who … Continue reading

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Gas prices edge lower in time for holiday travel season

Gas prices this holiday season are going to be nicer to Holiday road warriors than they were for summer travelers. The price of gasoline is falling nationwide and is expected to rest closer to $3 by the end of the … Continue reading

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Higher gas prices, police presence greet Labor Day holiday travelers

AAA of Northern California predicts more than 3.7 million Gold State residents will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor day holiday weekend. That’s a 3.4 percent increase over last year. Of those, 2.9 million Californians will drive … Continue reading

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Reader sought radio, email traffic alerts during truck incident

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Three communication outlets were not discussed in your article either of which would have saved me an hour wasted in trying to travel from Capitola to the west side of Santa Cruz just after noon that … Continue reading

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Memorial Day travel up over last year

Fluctuating gas prices will not keep and estimated 3.5 million Californians from jumping in their cars and hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA of Northern California. That’s a 1.6 percent increase over last year. All told, … Continue reading

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Stormy weather has state issuing wet weather driving tips

Stormy weather has returned to the forecast, with wind and heavy rain expected later today and more wet stuff expected off and on over the weekend. Below are some wet weather driving tips from the California Office of Traffic Safety: … Continue reading

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Tips and suggestions to get you to your turkey day destination safely, cost effectively

AAA of Northern California predicts more than 5.3 million people in the Golden State plan to travel 50 miles or more form home this Thanksgiving holiday. That’s 4.1 percent more than last year. Of the travelers, more than 4.5 million … Continue reading

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