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Menlo Park police get traffic safety grant

Original post made on Nov 15, 2012

The Menlo Park Police Department now has $30,000 to apply toward making the city's roads safer, thanks to a state grant.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 15, 2012, 11:11 AM


Posted by menlores, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

menlores is a registered user.

Is there a possibility for some of those funds to be used to enforce the no cell phone use in the downtown area?

Posted by David Roise, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm

And to enforce stopping at stop signs. It doesn't seem like anyone respects stop lines any more--they seem to be treated by most drivers as "yield lines", at best.

Posted by can't see, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

How about enforcing sight triangles at corners?
Not only are many bushes interfering with lines of sight, some trees are growing in the areas where nothing above a couple feet should be allowed. These compound the dangers of motorists who don't stop where they should, endangering pedestrians, bikers, and other motorists.
The problems exist downtown and in almost every neighborhood.

Posted by resident, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

Please don't park oversized vehicles like SUVs, trucks, or minivans near crosswalks. They block drivers' vision so they cannot see pedestrians, especially when they are distracted to begin with.

Posted by Scholar, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

There are lots of speeders on Sharon Road between Alameda and Sharon Park Drive, and many on cell phones too. There is a school there and kids walking. Would like to see an antimatter laser ray to deflate the tires and a microwave radio control to apply the brakes and an RF jammer to cut off the cell phone calls of speeders. Or at least some better speed limit signs.