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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 »

South Santa Rosa intersection getting extra police attention

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor one of the city’s most collision-prone intersections — Petaluma Hill Road at Kawana Springs Road, 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… Read More »

SRPD watching southern intersection

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor one of the city’s sixth most dangerous intersections — Petaluma Hill Road at Kawana Springs Road, 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. ————-… 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 »

Mailbag: Is it OK to turn right?

Here’s a question from a Road Warrior reader: Question: When you’re traveling north on Santa Rosa Avenue and come to the stoplight at Kawana Springs Road, there are two lanes going straight. A lot of cars pull up alongside the far right lane and turn right. Is that legal? I see people do this all day long! Jessica Answer: Yes, says Santa Rosa Police Officer Chris Morrison, an accident investigator in the traffic unit. She says there’s a bike lane… Read More »

S. Santa Rosa intersection gets extra police attention

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through Sunday for traffic violators at Santa Rosa Avenue and Kawana Springs Road — tied for the seventh most dangerous with eight 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… Read More »