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Highway 12 intersection gets extra police attention

This week, Santa Rosa police are monitoring one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections, Highway 12 at Jack London Drive, which  last year was tied for sixth place with 7 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… Read More »

Mendocino at Steele gets extra police attention

This week, Santa Rosa police are monitoring one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections, Mendocino Avenue at Steele Lane, which  last year was tied for sixth place with 7 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… Read More »

Petaluma highway work begins and other cone zones

Here’s the latest information about road construction projects and lane closures throughout Sonoma County during the week of April 8-12, with Highway 101 closures in Petaluma, Santa Rosa’s “extra attention” intersection and a roundup of CalTrans projects throughout the North Coast. Petaluma The biggest news this week is the start of a new phase of Highway 101 construction on the Sonoma-Marin Narrows project, which brings evening lane closures between Washington Street and Petaluma Boulevard South as the highway is widened… Read More »

SRPD targets 6th most dangerous intersection

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out this week for traffic violators at Santa Rosa Avenue at Colgan Avenue — the sixth most dangerous with nine collisions in 2009. Officer Jeff Adams said in a news release that officers particularly will be looking for drivers who run the red lights there, not wearing seat belts, not going hands free in cell phone use, speeding and lane violations. For a previous story on all of the most… Read More »

Santa Rosa’s most dangerous intersections

Here are Santa Rosa’s most dangerous intersections, based on the number of collisions at each in 2009 as reported by the Santa Rosa Police Department: No. 1: –Stony Point Road at Sebastopol Road, 19 collisions. Tied for No. 2: –Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard, 16 –Dutton Avenue at Sebastopol Road, 16 –Corby Avenue at Hearn Avenue, 16 –Stony Point Road at West Third Street, 16 Tied for No. 3: –Mendocino Avenue at College Avenue, 12 –Guerneville Road at Cleveland Avenue,… Read More »