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Fountaingrove intersection getting extra police scrutiny

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… Read More »

Santa Rosa’s 25 dangerous intersections

Planning to drive through the intersection of Stony Point and Sebastopol roads in Santa Rosa? Better be careful. It again ranks No. 1 in the city for highest number of reported collisions. The Roseland-area intersection racked up 16 collisions last year, twice that of 2011 when it tied for sixth place but down from 20 in 2010 and 19 in 2009 when it ranked No. 1 for both years. 2011′s No. 1 — Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard — fell… Read More »

Fountaingrove intersection targeted by Santa Rosa police

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers 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 sixth worst with eight collisions. 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… Read More »

North Santa Rosa intersection under SRPD scrutiny

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor one of the city’s sixth most dangerous intersections — Fountain Grove Parkway at Mendocino Avenue, which last year had 8 collisions. As part of a weekly, Monday through Sunday, special enforcement program, 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. To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions, CLICK HERE. ————- Follow… Read More »

Santa Rosa’s 25 most dangerous intersections

Here are Santa Rosa’s most dangerous intersections, based on the number of collisions at each in 2011 as reported by the Santa Rosa Police Department. Each week during the year, Santa Rosa motorcycle officers typically spend part of their day at one of these intersections, looking for traffic violators, with the idea of trying to make them safer. No. 1 Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard, with 18 collisions in 2011. In 2010, this intersection ranked second with 17 collisions. To… Read More »

Santa Rosa intersections with most collisions

Here are 24 intersections in Santa Rosa where you want to be particularly careful because, for one reason or the other, they had the most collisions last year: No. 1: Sebastopol Road at Stony Point Road, with 20 collisions in 2010 compared to 19 in 2009. It ranked No. 1 for the second straight year. To read more about this intersection, CLICK HERE. No. 2: Highway 12 at Mission Boulevard, with 17 collisions vs. 16 last year, and again was… Read More »

Santa Rosa police targeting a dangerous intersection this week

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out this week for traffic violators at Mendocino Avenue and Fountain Grove Parkway — one of several intersections ranked as the fifth most dangerous. 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… Read More »

Mailbag: GPS devices, Fountain Grove speed limit

Q: What’s the law on mounting GPS devices on your windshield? Greg A: The law, which took effect Jan. 1, 2009, specifies that a GPS device be mounted within “a 7-inch square area in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver (the passenger side) or in a 5-inch square area in the lower corner of the windshield nearest to the driver (the lower left corner of the windshield).” That means the front-and-center GPS windshield mount is… Read More »