Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor the city’s most collision-prone intersection — Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard in Rincon Valley, where  last year 18 collisions occurred.

As part of a weekly, Monday through Sunday, special enforcement program, Officer Jeff Adams says officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who are illegally using cellphones, are speeding, running red lights or committing lane violations.

Each week, the officers pick one of the city’s top 25 collision-troubled intersections to monitor.

To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions, CLICK HERE.


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  1. John

    I seriously doubt that “drivers not wearing seat belts” are a cause of accidents, so why would they concentrate on that at all? Just picking off right light violations should keep any cop busy all day and night.

    December 16th, 2012 10:56 am

  2. Matthew Damos

    I would like to know what the statistics for the twenty five collision-troubled intersections were. What were the collision rates the year before the increased monitoring program started and what were/are the collision rates during the years the program has been in operation. What type of collisions occurred, how many were serious injury producing. It this a beneficial use of the of the departments man power or it just a revenue generator? If it is funded by a state or federal grant, that is fine, but people during these challenging economic times do not need an additional expense ($600-$800 ticket) for what was probably caused by a momentary distraction. While the program sounds great in the sound bite of the newspapers, is this really benefiting the community or just the Santa Rosa Police Department? What do the statistics tell us, has there been a substantial decrease in accidents at these intersection?

    Possible these officers should be providing extra community patrols in the high crime areas or on a random patrol schedule through all the neighborhoods. The only time I see an officer in my neighborhood is when he pulls someone over from the thoroughfare for a traffic violation and they decide to pull into the neighborhood to stop.

    December 16th, 2012 10:59 am

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