Thursday, October 6, 2022

Community Voices: CALTRANSINADO

The danger to pedestrians trying to cross Orange Avenue in the central part of town has quickly gone from dangerous to extreme!

The last three times I have stopped for pedestrians waiting in the median to cross, once at 9th and Orange and twice at Seventh and Orange, vehicles on my right with more than enough time to see me stopped and stop themselves have instead sped up and passed on the right nearly hitting the crossers. I’m beginning to think that I’ll have to block both lanes with my vehicle to prevent a serious accident!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but motorists MUST stop for pedestrians and cannot pass another vehicle stopped for pedestrians at ANY town intersection regardless of whether it has a crosswalk or even if CalTrans has painted it over.

A patrol unit will quickly observe this happening at the above locations. They’ll do it right in front of you.