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City Should Prioritize Road Safety

When I moved to La Cañada Flintridge in 1994, I was charmed that boundary signs proclaimed that La Cañada is a “tree city.”
I urge that the city uproot those signs and replace them with a warning sign that La Cañada is now the “stop sign and speed limit optional city.”
This morning, I nearly became the hood ornament of a white Land Rover while in a crosswalk on Foothill Boulevard. Clearly, the Safari-inspired vehicle’s driver was following the law-of-the-jungle, unencumbered by the California Vehicle Code, or common sense. This is not an isolated event of abysmal driving — it is the new normal in La Cañada.
Stop signs, speed limits and crosswalks have evolved into “advisory statements” unless the city or sheriff has an interest in enforcement of the now discretionary admonitions.
I would rather have rule enforcement than thoughts and prayers.

Joshua Potter
La Cañada Flintridge

First published in the May 9 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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