Red Light Runners & Speeding - Loma Verde/Middlefield
Original post made by Nikki B., Midtown, on Jul 24, 2006
I have witnessed a hand full of accidents at the intersection of Loma Verde and Middlefield. I have seen children, adults and vehicles hit by people who are speeding or running red lights. The scary and infuriating thing is I have seen people run lights when the police have been visibly present and nothing was done. It goes the same for those who speed. I understand that the police can not be everywhere at once but these issues are blatantly obvious to me so do others not care or am I the only one who has voiced this issue? The speed limit is 25 and I have people of all age's tail gating me or passing me at speeds that are ridiculous. Many of which are mom's with children in the car or commuters who use Middlefield to get to and from Highway 101.
If we had officers sit on Loma Verde beginning at 8:00am until after 7:00pm, I would bet that there would be a surprising number of people pulled over for not obeying the traffic laws. By doing this the city of Palo Alto would amazed by the amount of funds which came from traffic tickets on Middlefield alone. With those funds they could place cameras at each intersection between Colorado and San Antonio where they are so desperately needed. It might slow down the traffic and if not, send them a notice in the mail with a photo and documentation proving their traffic violation.
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