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Making peace with U-turns

  When is it legal (and safe) to make a U-turn? Road Warrior reader Janelle would like to know. She confronts the issue every night on her way home from work. Santa Rosa experts advise her that the motorists who annoy her are in the right, but only if they turn safely. Question: I work next to Medtronic on Round Barn Blvd. (off Fountaingrove) and everyday multiple cars flip a U turn where there is a break in the center divider.… Read More »

DUI checkpoint in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit officers will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in Santa Rosa between 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 3 a.m. Sunday, March 17, according to Sgt. Mike Numainville. The location hasn’t been disclosed. Officers will be check drivers for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and for proper licensing. Those caught driving while impaired can be jailed, have their licenses suspended and be faced with fines and fees that can exceed $10,000. “Over the course of… Read More »