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Ladera Times Calls Attention to a Dangerous Intersection

The Ladera Times has published an article (with accompanying video on the website) calling attention to a dangerous intersection in Ladera Ranch.  The article and video are available here.  According to the article:

…Laderians, eager to avoid traffic at the notoriously backlogged Oso Grande Elementary roundabout at Sienna, hustle along Narrow Canyon to get to work or home each day with almost total disregard for the actual environment they are driving thru. They enter Narrow Canyon at O’Neill before the Water Park and zip along the overgrown blind curve into what they think is a stretch of road where they can make up some lost time.  But, in fact, this is a pedestrian hot spot at Aura Lane with a preschool on one side and park and pool on the other. Self-entitled drivers don’t seem to pay any attention to the large yellow yield sign, yield markings or additional yield sign at the intersection that even shows a little stick figure man crossing the street.

Read the whole article at the source.  You will recall that this is the same intersection where a distracted motorist crashed into a residence and severed a gas line, not far from where nearly fifty children were attending preschool.

Whether it be speeding commuters looking for a shortcut, distracted motorists texting on their phones, teenage hot rodders racing up Crown Valley or Antonio, or dangerously engineered streets, Ladera has more than it’s share of traffic concerns and a nearly non-existent California Highway Patrol presence to police our streets.   Something needs to be done before a fatality occurs.  A big thank you to the Ladera Times for bringing attention to this important safety issue.

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