Santa Rosa police this coming week will monitor one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections — Fountain Grove Parkway at Mendocino Avenue, which  last year was tied for third with 10 collisions.

As part of a weekly, Monday through Friday, 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. bradpipal

    Driving down Fountain Grove and having the light change from green to yellow is dangerous. And needing to travel many hundreds of feet across the intersection while rolling at 35 mph is scary. People are being injured for life at this intersection from several locations while moving at high speed in out-of-control vehicles.

    February 3rd, 2013 10:47 am

  2. Todd Dodson

    Five new stop signs is what’s needed between Round Barn Blvd. and Stagecoach Road. Heck, make it traffic lights with cameras! The city of Santa Rosa will make THOUSANDS in a month. Holier than thous run down pedestrians right of way, even through traffics right of way, LEFT AND RIGHT.

    If you think watching an intersection with an officer or two during the hours of 10:30am-2:00pm will change anything, you’re wrong.

    February 3rd, 2013 11:48 pm

  3. Marc

    This is over due, I sit at the intersection and watch 2 or three cars run the run light all the time. The people going down fountain grove are not even trying to stop. And the left turn from Mendocino road to go over the overpass is just as bad with Multiple cars running the red lights all the time. The city will make a LOT of money at this intersection.

    February 4th, 2013 7:13 am

  4. G

    I see a lot of problems at this intersection with people not wanting to give up the right of way. Cars coming down Fountaingrove Parkway that want to make a right hand turn (usually to get to the Northbound Hwy entrance) are always trying to force themselves into traffic as the 2 lanes are turning coming from the overpass. This is a dangerous area, and drivers are making it more dangerous as they continue to creep out into traffic that is turning towards them. There needs to be a lighted turn signal here and a NO TURN on a red arrow, much like the turn to get on the freeway (northbound) at the new underpass in downtown.

    February 4th, 2013 7:50 am

  5. brian

    For the two turn lanes on south-bound Mendocino turning left to east-bound Fountaingrove, the lane marker bumps push the outer lane out too far. Head-on traffic (north turning west) get way too close because there isn’t enough clearance. As a result, most drivers turning from south to east in the outer turn lane are forced to encroach in the inner turn to avoid a head-on collision.

    It seems that moving the bumps in the road, to separate the outer turn lane from head-on traffic, would help. In other words, the bumps that separate the two turning lanes going south to east should have a smaller radius.

    February 4th, 2013 9:25 am

  6. tippycanu

    Very good points bradpipal.
    Despite thoughts otherwise, you evidenally do get out (and not just to do wine tasting under a bridge as mr. poppe suggested). lol. ;-)

    February 4th, 2013 12:01 pm

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