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Perfecting the crosswalk yield

It was a long winter, with drivers mowing down pedestrians throughout the county, so who can blame people for seeking the fine points of crosswalk law? Today's question involves broad, multi-lane intersections. It's followed by a list of the crosswalk violations most frequently seen in traffic court. How much should [...]

By | May 3rd, 2013|8 Comments

Downtown-area intersection targeted by SRPD

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor one of the city's most collision-prone intersections --- Third Street at Morgan Street, which last year was tied for seventh worst with seven collisions. As part of a weekly, Monday through Sunday, special enforcement program, Officer Jeff Adams says officers [...]

By | December 2nd, 2012|2 Comments

SMART road closures arrive in Santa Rosa

Note to readers: This column has been updated. SMART rail line construction work has arrived in Santa Rosa, and that means for the next few weeks certain roads will be completely closed for a few days at a time where the streets cross the railroad tracks. Drivers will [...]

By | October 17th, 2012|4 Comments

SMART rail work to close Santa Rosa, Petaluma roads

SMART rail projects will force these scheduled road closures this week and next: --Third Street in Santa Rosa at the railroad tracks from Tuesday through Thursday. --Corona Road in Petaluma on Thursday at the tracks to repair work done last month. Petaluma police say the work created a dip; SMART [...]

By | October 8th, 2012|0 Comments

SRPD watching intersection near Santa Rosa Plaza

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers this coming week will monitor one of the city's seventh most dangerous intersections -- Third Street at Morgan Street, which last year had 7 collisions. As part of a weekly, Monday through Sunday, special enforcement program, Officer Jeff Adams says officers particularly will be looking [...]

By | June 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Watch out for bicyclists this week

It's watch-out-for-bicyclists week. As Sonoma County gears up for Sunday's start to the Amgen Tour of California, drivers will be encountering many more bicyclists than normal along with some traffic delays and road closures. But the key for all will be safety. The brunt of that responsibility will fall to [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|4 Comments

Traffic mess in downtown Santa Rosa today

Pipeline construction work is snarling traffic today in downtown Santa Rosa on Third Street at Santa Rosa Avenue. Northbound Santa Rosa Avenue is down to one lane downtown and southbound is closed at Third Street. Fourth Street is heavily congested as drivers try to find their way around the construction [...]

By | July 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Staking out intersections, looking for violators

Santa Rosa Police Officer Jeff Adams waited on his motorcycle, tucked in an out-of-the-way spot, as he watched traffic go by at Santa Rosa Avenue and Third Street. The intersection this week is getting extra attention from the city's motorcycle officers because it's one of a couple of dozen intersections [...]

By | April 1st, 2011|17 Comments

Downtown Santa Rosa intersection watched by police

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Third Street at Santa Rosa Avenue, which was tied for the seventh-highest number of collisions last year with 9. Officers particularly will be looking for drivers not wearing seat belts, who [...]

By | March 27th, 2011|4 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 8th, 2011|22 Comments