Tag Archives: unsafe drivers

Out with the stop sign, in with the roundabout

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Have you noticed that the stop sign at Front and Second streets by Las Palmas taco bar gets run thru constantly by cars heading towards the ocean? I sat there one day and counted 12 cars … Continue reading

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Rage against motorcycles

A scary thing happened this past Saturday while I was researching a future Street Smarts topic on motorcycle riding. I had been photographing, videotaping and taking notes during the motorcycle Basic Rider Course at Cabrillo College when a female motorist tore … Continue reading

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CHP plans to crack down on motorcycle racers this weekend

With May winding down, the California Highway Patrol plans to rev up efforts one last time to hype motorcycle safety during what’s left of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. On Saturday, CHP officers from the Santa Cruz, San Jose, Monterey and Redwood City areas, along … Continue reading

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Tangoing with a drunk driver

I was hit by a drunk driver over the weekend.   My two passengers and I are OK and the damage to my car appears to be relatively minor — $1650 in repairs and a check to see if the … Continue reading

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