Gary Richards, East Bay Times

Gary Richards

East Bay Times

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • ChicoER
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Monterey Herald
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Gary:

If they use gas tax for toll lanes, ‘I’ll really be angry’

Plus: Should I wait until shelter-in-place ends to replace my Prius’ dead battery? → Read More

The ‘myth’ of diverting state gas taxes away from roads: Roadshow

Q: In the past, you have explained that the gas tax was used for a specific reason, such as for road improvements. Wednesday, I read your column, and under a complicated tax swap, money that had be… → Read More

Come on, guys. Helping a woman driver in distress is a no-brainer.

Dozens of commenters responded to the recent columns about a woman driver stranded on a rural road. → Read More

DMV’s rescheduling sends drivers far from Bay Area: Roadshow

Plus: They say I must list my hair color as “gray.” → Read More

DMV’s rescheduling sends drivers far from Bay Area: Roadshow

Appointments for REAL ID and behind-the-wheel tests moved to Fresno, Bakersfield, Anaheim. → Read More

Teens petition Newsom to relax driving test rules: Roadshow

Plus: Does my daughter have to stop driving if her learner's permit expires before her test? → Read More

Roadshow live chat, July 1 at noon

Gary Richards, Mr. Roadshow, takes questions about Bay Area roads and traffic during a live online chat most Wednesdays. → Read More

California gas tax jumps 3.2 cents; EV fees cost $100: Roadshow

Fees starting July 1 on electric vehicles are expected to generate $52 billion over 10 years. → Read More

‘I hit a big deer and nobody would stop to help me’: Roadshow

Plus: 'We were stuck for three hours on I-80. How could the CHP screw this up so bad?' → Read More

Is it a homeless encampment, or is something else going on?

Plus: Nobody’s cutting the high weeds near our house, and it’s very scary with all the fireworks. → Read More

DMV rescheduled the test date and won’t let me change it: Roadshow

A California couple struck in Costa Rica due to a border closure had problems paying their car registration. → Read More

Stuck in Costa Rica and car registration is due in California: Roadshow

A California couple stuck in Costa Rica due to a border closure is having problems renewing their car registration with the DMV. → Read More

Stuck in Costa Rica and car registration is due in California: Roadshow

The couple has paid the car registration twice, and now can’t get a refund. → Read More

When will BART reach San Jose? A guess of February 2019 wins $100 prize

The winner in the Roadshow contest was only off by … 16 months. → Read More

When will BART reach San Jose? A guess of February 2019 wins $100 prize

The winner in the Roadshow contest was only off by … 16 months. → Read More

Harder to steal catalytic converters from newer hybrids: Roadshow

Catalytic converters on Toyota Priuses manufactured after 2011 are more difficult to steal. → Read More

Finally, the Vision Zero fans speak: ‘Are you really that selfish?’

‘I see pedestrians and bicyclists dealing with speeders, red-light runners and self-absorbed people who think their schedule is more important than the lives of everyone around them.’ → Read More

Median barrier makes Golden Gate Bridge a safer trek: Roadshow

The speed limit on Highway 101 north of the Golden Gate Bridge is temple is temporarily lower due to a construction project to add a carpool lane in each direction. → Read More

Median barrier makes Golden Gate Bridge a safer trek: Roadshow

The speed limit on Highway 101 north of the Golden Gate Bridge is temple is temporarily lower due to a construction project to add a carpool lane in each direction. → Read More

Speed cameras in San Jose? Weren’t those a flop before?

Campbell got a reputation as a speed trap during its years of ticket cameras. → Read More