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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 »

SRPD targets Bennett Valley intersection

Santa Rosa traffic police officers this Monday through Sunday will monitor one of the city’s seventh most dangerous intersections — Yulupa Avenue at Hoen Avenue, which last year was tied with nine traffic collisions. As part of a weekly special enforcement program, officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who are illegally using cell phones, are speeding, running red lights or committing lane violations. To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions, CLICK HERE.… Read More »

Results of Santa Rosa DUI checkpoint

Here’s the scorecard from last weekend’s DUI/license checkpoint in Santa Rosa: –1,315 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. –42 drivers were screened for driver’s license status. –11 drivers were screened for field sobriety exams –9 drivers were arrested for not having license. –3 drivers were arrested for having suspended licenses, 1 of whom also was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest. –5 vehicles were impounded for 30 days –3 traffic citations were issued. –0 DUI arrests The checkpoint Friday was on… Read More »

Bennett Valley intersection targeted by police

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Yulupa Avenue at Hoen Avenue, which was tied for the seventh-highest number of collisions last year with 9. As part of a special enforcement program, officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who are illegally using cell phones, are speeding, running red lights or committing lane violations. To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions,… 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 »