In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via email.
Last week's question:
Are there streets in your community where people drive excessively fast? If so, where are they, and what do you think can be done to make them more safe?
THE ANSWER IS everywhere. The worst are the red-light runners. The city could make a fortune if they put up cameras. There should be a stop sign on the corner of Burwood Way and Davison Drive because I hear racing in the middle of the night, especially on weekends. They should have the police cruise every main street. I think that would cut down on crime between the hours of 2 and 4 a.m.
ON SAN CARLOS DRIVE in Antioch, it's like a speedway. What I think needs to be done to make it safe, perhaps we should have a speed bump or whatever else they can do to slow things down. I've lived here all my life, and I've never seen it so bad. People fly down the street like they are in a race -- it's just horrible. I'd love to see a police officer ticketing them.
YES, ONE OF the worst is C Street. It is a long street, and drivers think they have a chance to speed far in excess of the posted speed limit, which is 25 mph.
One way it could be controlled, would be to post a traffic officer at the intersection of Park Lane and C Street with radar aimed at the drivers on traveling either north or south. Once the Antioch Police Department is able to increase its officer staffing level, by bringing back their traffic enforcement unit, it will be able to be accomplished. A reminder to drivers, speed is one of the leading causes of accidents injuring and/or killing someone.
YES, THERE ARE. They include Somersville and Buchanan roads, Delta Fair and James Donlon boulevards, Lone Tree Way and several others.
Making them safe could include reducing the people allowed to move here, placing marked police cars with dummies inside to scare off speeding violators, getting better public education out there, and transmitting public service notifications to drivers via their radios when drivers enter the areas. There are many ways to improve safety on the roadways that can be implemented without cost.
Ralph A. Hernandez
This week's question:
Police around the Bay Area are on the lookout for distracted drivers as part of a monthlong crackdown on drivers talking and texting on cellphones. Do you plan to change you cellphone habits as a result? Do you think the crackdown will help others change their habits?
Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit responses to a few sentences, and be sure to include your full name and city of residence. Not all responses will be published. Note: Please respond before Monday.