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Will water project lead to spelling improvement?

It’s a fear that sign makers — and journalists — live with: Misspellings. A Road Warrior reader alerted us to this sign at Range and Russell avenues in Santa Rosa and an identical one just down the street at Range and Piner Road with the misspelling of improvement. The reader  jokingly wondered if the project might lead to a spelling improvement too. The two signs are all that’s left of the water project, which involved installing a 12-inch water line… Read More »

SRPD targets NW intersection

Santa Rosa traffic police officers this Monday through Sunday will monitor one of the city’s eighth most dangerous intersections — Piner Road at Range Avenue, which last year was tied with eight 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 »

SRPD targets 2nd Coddingtown intersection

Santa Rosa traffic police officers this Monday through Sunday will monitor one of the city’s sixth most dangerous intersections — Range Avenue at West Steele Lane at Coddingtown, which last year was tied with 10 traffic collisions. Interestingly, the other No. 6 intersection also is at Coddingtown: Guerneville Road at Cleveland Avenue. 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… Read More »

Police target NW Santa Rosa intersection

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Piner Road at Range Avenue, which was tied for the eighth-highest number of collisions last year with eight. 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 »

Westside Santa Rosa intersection targeted by police

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Range Avenue at West Steele Lane, which had the sixth-highest number of collisions last year with 10. 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, Officer Jeff Adams said. To read about the city’s other top intersections for collisions, CLICK HERE.

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 »

Stop for that bus!

For “D,” a Santa Rosa school bus driver, it’s only a matter of time before a child here is killed or injured by a car whose driver ignores the law and passes a school bus despite its flashing red lights and stop sign. Already, 15 to 20 times a day drivers “blow, creep or blatantly roll” by D’s bus as students are getting on or off, D said in an email to the Road Warrior. And that’s just one bus.… Read More »

Extra police patrols at Santa Rosa intersection

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out this week for traffic violators at Guerneville Road and Range Avenue — one of five intersections tied as the fifth most dangerous with 10 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… Read More »