Roadshow: I'd pay extra to fix the I-280 pavement


Q As I travel on Interstate 280 through the West Valley, the cement potholes are getting larger and deeper and taking a toll on everyone's tires. I've been waiting for Caltrans to put a permanent cement patch in these holes, but nothing has happened. I'd pay an extra fee on my car registration to solve this problem, and I'd bet many ... Read More→

Roadshow: Should you challenge drivers who have disabled parking placards?


Disabled parking at a Santa Clara motel. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)Q To handicapped people who may not appear disabled and get upset when people question their using a disabled parking placard, would you rather hear someone who is making a snide remark but actually "protecting" your spot? Or have the spot taken by someone who isn't ... Read More→

Roadshow: Why did the toll lane switch to carpool only?


Gary ReyesEarly commuters navigate the express toll lane on eastbound Hwy 237 at Zanker Rd. in San Jose, Calif., March 20, 2012.Q One morning the toll lane from southbound Interstate 880 to Highway 237 was HOV only. I've never noticed that before. What's the point of having a toll lane if they're going to deny people the opportunity to ... Read More→

Roadshow: Alarm horns annoy you? Get a life


Q Don't people have better things to do with their time? I'm talking about those who complain about a blinking turn signal while they wait at a traffic light for 30 seconds or the horn beep when someone locks their vehicle, or who complain about the electronic freeway signs reminding us of a drought. Folks, get over it. Concentrate on the ... Read More→

Roadshow: How to fix the Sand Hill slowdown on I-280


Patrick Tehan, Bay Area News GroupOn the plus side, a driver has more time to admire the Galloway belted cattle in the pasture south of Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto. Q In the afternoon, Interstate 280 runs very smoothly from San Jose all the way north until Sand Hill Road, where it comes to a halt. Is there anything you can do with your ... Read More→

Roadshow: Timetable for the 280-880 lane shift


LiPo Ching The ramp from I-280 southbound (above) to northbound I-880, 2006. (LiPo Ching/San Jose Mercury News)Q Now that the construction barriers have been removed from southbound Interstate 880 underneath the Stevens Creek overpass, when will the lanes be reconfigured and moved left toward the center divider? Widening the lanes and ... Read More→

Roadshow: Another crack at explaining 25 mph school zone law


Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group Speed sign trailer in front of Vista Grande School in Danville, 2004.Q Mr. Roadshow, you have been misinformed by Bruce-the-Retired-Cop about when the 25-mph speed law "When Children Are Present" applies around schools. The law only requires a reduced speed while children are going to or leaving ... Read More→

Roadshow: When locking car remotely, loud horns can blast away

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Associated PressDear neighbor: We don't care how proud you are of your car. We don't want to hear it honking. Q If you can devote a whole column to the "The" controversy, then you should have space for a much more important issue.Tim ZadelSan JoseA Which is?Q Drivers need to stop honking their car horns while setting their alarms. The ... Read More→

Roadshow: So tired of carpool cheats


D. ROSS CAMERONA California Highway Patrol officer writes a ticket for a driver who attempted to use the carpool lanes at the Bay Bridge with fewer than three people in the car; Oct. 21, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)Q Please send the CHP's carpool cheaters team to Interstate 880 from Fremont to San Leandro ... Read More→

Roadshow: California gas tax may drop by 21 percent

Gas Prices Rise 13 Cents In Two Weeks As Oil Rebounds

Justin Sullivan SAN RAFAEL, CA - FEBRUARY 09: A customer prepares to pump gasoline into her vehicle at a Chevron gas station on February 9, 2015 in San Rafael, California. After weeks of decline in price, gas prices have increased 13 cents in the past two weeks to a national average of $2.20 for a gallon of regular gasoline. (Photo ... Read More→