Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CHP Patrol Hours Down, DUI-related Accidents Up: Coto de Caza

CHP Patrol Hours Down, DUI-related Accidents Up: Coto de Caza

Traffic Accident Trends - 1Q2007

April 10, 2007

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports a total of 6 collision for the first quarter in 2007, one injury and 5 property damage only traffic collisions, for the un-incorporated area of Coto de Caza. Two of the collisions were DUI related.

On an annualized basis, the 1Q2007 rate is identical to the one registered in 2006. - see figure below

Traffic Collision trend - source: CHP

The CHP Public Arrest log shows an increase in DUI arrests for the Canyon Communities, including Trabuco Canyon, Ladera Ranch and Coto de Caza - see figure below

CHP DUI ARRESTS: PERIOD: August 2006 - April 1, 2007
San Juan Capistrano 53
San Clemente 46
Santa Ana 25
Laguna Beach 22
Lake Forest 19
Mission Viejo 19
Irvine 17
San Diego 17
Dana Point 15
Los Angeles 13
Huntington Beach 10
Ladera Ranch 10
Oceanside 10
Trabuco Canyon 10
Long Beach 9
Aliso Viejo 7
Anaheim 7
Capistrano Beach 7
Fullerton 7
Newport Beach 6
Tustin 6
Arcadia 5
Carlsbad 5
Costa Mesa 5
Coto de Caza 5
Laguna Nigel 5
Orange 5
Torrance 5

The February 2007 CHP indicates a significant reduction in CHP patrol hours from an average of 150 hours per month to only 50 hours per month. The number of citations averages roughly 1 citation per patrol hours - this may mean that over 100 Coto residents got away without a citation! - that is the good news - the bad news as we previously indicated is that the number of DUI related accidents went up during 1Q2007. CHPs Sgt. Saulman attributed the significant drop in patrol hours in Coto de Caza to a CHP manpower issue. However, this is just another indicator, that pro-active traffic patrol is a necessity within Coto de Caza - much more so than horse trails patrols, for certain.



Coto de Caza?s Bastard Child: Public Safety
In just 15 short months, the community witnessed the absence of the CHP for proactive traffic patrol followed by two tragic traffic accidents. In the last one, the board blamed the victim, although the teen driver eventually pleaded guilty.

CCase for More CHP Hours to Patrol Coto de Caza
Hello All: Last week one night, we got a call from our son Brian because some young kid driving on Coto de Caza Drive attempted to run his girlfriend off the road. Brian reported it to our Security which of course was worthless. I advised him to report...

NY Times "Paraphrase" Military Rape Story - CZ "Paraphrased" Story on CHP Firing
On March 18th, the New York Times published a piece titled ?The Women?s War?, centered around the plight of several female Veterans of the war in Iraq.

CZ Master Association Piggies are Still Fat and Happy and the Chinese V-Factor
Hello All: The good news is that CZ is finally charging non-CZ Members an annual transponder fee. While it is a start, the bad news is that the fee is apparently


Topic ONE here

Archived Newsletters

Select Blogzz & click icon

BlogSpot FeedBurner BraveNet CotoBlogzz Y!360

General Information

HOA Resources

Emergency numbers

Public Safety Resources

Crime Watch

Sex Offenders in the Area

Real Time Traffic Report

LA Times Orange County


- What is RSS?

Area Links


Topic TWO here

Topic THREE here

Topic FOUR here

Topic FIVE here

No comments: