Traffic & Safety Committee: Safety

With the festive season drawing to a close, it is the time to make resolutions for the upcoming year. With safety in mind, we would encourage everyone to consider driving habits. Perhaps because we are too familiar with the surroundings in our community, a lot of us are being a bit sloppy, and not coming to a complete stop at our stop signs.
Stop sign violations have resulted in quite a few near collisions between vehicles. Along the same line, lack of focus can be attributed to way too many near collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians crossing the street at crosswalks.
The most flagrant violations, and corresponding near misses, are at the intersection of Niguel Shores Rd. and Mariner. Drivers traveling on Niguel Shores Rd. have to stop, and then proceed after yielding to other pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Incoming traffic from Mariner has the right of way over vehicles traveling on Niguel Shores, but they too have to yield to pedestrians crossing the street. I have seen, and received more than a few reports of several close calls of drivers simply not noticing people properly crossing the street in both marked and unmarked crosswalks.
—God Bless and be safe…………..Tim Murphy

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