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Ladera Ranch Traffic Accident Rates Stabilize, Coto de Caza continues at all time high

Posted By CotoBlogzz April 14, 2012

Coto de Caza, CA - While Ladera Ranch registered 16 injured, 16 property damage and 4 DUIs during the fourth quarter of 2011, the community experienced seven injuries, 12 property damage and no DUIs in the first quarter ending March 30, 2012, according to figures from the California Highway Patrol San Juan Capistrano Office

Traffic Incident Trending in Coto de Caza ending March 2012 according to  CHP SJC

 

Historical Perspective - as published in the March 2006 issue of the Cotobuzz Journal:  "

The figures also clearly indicate out-of-control increase in accident rates when the board fired the CHP and a mirror image decrease in accident rates when residents forced the board to bring back the CHP

It also proves that the “Coto traffic accidents” are preventable incidents – and not the same as the accidents one finds in highway 405 on the way to LAX as a board supporter incredibly argued. It also refutes the notion that Coto did not have a traffic control problem as the same person told the LA Times.  "

In comparison, the Coto de Caza traffic incidents for the same period show a near high quarterly r3ecords with one injury and 5 property damage for the quarter ending 12/31/2011 and 2 injuries, 4 property damage and 2 DUIs - Correspondingly, the CHP patrol hours is still significantly down from the 120 hours per month.

Traffic Incident Trending in Coto de Caza ending March 2012 according to  CHP SJC

 

The GRUP Syndrome continues to take a hold in Coto de Caza - where individuals 50+ are responsible for more traffic accidents than any other age group 0  consider that more than 60% of the total citations issued in May 2011 went to people 40 years and older, and 28% 50 and older, we continue to make the argument that the Coto board of directors has a public safety ticking bomb on its hand.  Let's hope it does not turn into a fatality, such as when we issued the prophetic warnings in 2005 -   Rhianna Woolsey died (December 7, 2005) in the first traffic fatality in Coto de Caza in the last ten years, followed three months later by a traffic accident that claime Mr  Morteza Manian’s life.

Coto's Public Safety Ticking BombRhianna Woolsey died (December 7, 2005) in the first traffic fatality in Coto de Caza in the last ten years, followed three months later by a traffic accident that claime Mr  Morteza Manian’s life.

 

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