Q: I might say ninety percent of all drivers are on their telephones no longer simply Prius drivers. There are many distracted drivers obtainable, now not simply teenage or young drivers either. I fortuitously will now not be one of those distracted by using a mobile telephone for the reason that I don’t own one … So a person guilty of speaking on a hand-held cellular telephone or texting whilst riding should see their coverage rates leap $290 12 months for three years. That ought to get the attention of these distracted drivers. … Raise the fines, please to $500 or so. $one hundred sixty price ticket is not enough.
Tim Suth, Donna Harris, Phil Brady and greater.
A: The results of an insurance survey may additionally marvel you. While the $290 charge growth is 10,000 percentage higher than it was in 2011, coverage agencies penalize drivers charged with a DUI with a price hike of $1,086 on common. Other violations that obtain harsh penalties from coverage organizations include driving too slowly ($305), making an unlawful turn ($332), or passing a faculty bus ($398).
Harsh? That’s now not harsh at all for texting, yakking on a cellular telephone or checking email when in the back of the wheel.
But an invoice operating its way thru Sacramento would upload a point to motorists riding file that can lead to license suspensions or reason someone to face greater highly-priced car coverage charges.
If passed into regulation, Assembly Bill forty-seven could go into impact Jan. 1, 2021.
Q: How hard to say goodbye in your Prius. I recognize how you experience approximately it. I were given my blue one in 2005 and also have 93,000 miles on it. I find it irresistible and it is so faithful. It is probably my closing vehicle as I am 87 and won’t be driving for a lot longer. Good good fortune on your search for some other vehicle to like
Jennifer Harris, Portola Valley
A: And properly good fortune and happy motoring in your loved one Prius.
Q: Can something be finished please at the brand new Starbucks on the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Darryl Drive in Campbell. It’s making me furious. Every weekday approximately 9 a.M., I force Darryl throughout Hamilton. The signal changes and I actually have the proper manner to move up Darryl.
The different day I nearly was given caught inside the intersection because 3 SUV’s had to get in line for Starbucks ahead of me, blocking off-site visitors. This isn’t the first time this has passed off. Can the doorway to Starbucks be modified? At least the entrance to the force thru lane. Has all of us else had this problem?
Jan Williams, Campbell
A: Yes, others have complained about this and the town and Starbucks are discussing possible changes to ease this trouble. Stay tuned.