Q: I may have missed it, but the number 1 reason I do is to obscure the driver’s visibility in front of cars with illegally tinted windows. Throughout the Bay Area, people can be seen drinking or getting high and even having sex while parked or driving. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been driving and I’ve seen the tinted front window of the car rolling. Clouds of marijuana smoke or vapors are coming out.
just my two cents.
A: This is a hefty list, and is worth over two cents. The front windows may not be completely tinted unless the driver has a medical reason for it. And it’s illegal for anyone in the car to smoke pot. I’m almost afraid to ask what others have seen behind those tinted windows.
Q: For a few weeks the signals on First Street north of downtown San Jose have been pretty random. They turn when there is no traffic and allow a turn when no one is turning. Has there been a problem with the traffic computer?
MSGR Francis Cilia, San Jose
a sort of. First Street north of downtown is to be renovated this year. Before carrying out repairs, sections requiring further fixing are dug up in preparation for further work, which affects the underground sensor on certain signals. Until the roads are repaired, the signal should work uncensored, working in every direction, regardless of whether vehicles are present or not.
Although the time would not be amenable to traffic without the sensor, the city has in the meantime adjusted it to try to accommodate current traffic.
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Q: On Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen, between Wells Fargo and Bank of America, there is a stoplight. No public roads cross Lincoln at this point; There is only one entrance and exit from the bank parking lot.
In the age of online banking, bank buildings and parking lots are now large and rarely used. Yet as I walk through this pedestrian-oriented business district, even when banks are closed, I have to press a begging button to continue walking on a public sidewalk that crosses these private driveways.
The handful of people who still use bank parking lots should be able to follow the same rules as anyone else using the driveway. This sign does not serve any purpose and should be removed.
Eamon Gormley, San Jose
A: You have a good point. The city is considering adjusting walking times.
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