Thursday, June 16, 2016

Calling All Coto de Caza Senior CHP Volunteers – 1Q2016 Accident Rate Report for Coto & Ladera

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Coto de Caza, CA – After more than a year of going dark – since the third traffic death in the community, the San Juan Capistrano office (SJC) office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) seems to be back on with newly minted Public Information Officer (PIO) Rafael Reynoso. During the dark period, we were not able to get the information we got used to receiving for more than a decade – it was so bad, we called it the Captain Fonseca Effect.

In our recent meeting with Office Reynoso, he assured us that everything was back to normal and the unusually high turnover of PIO officers at the SJC office was strictly due to promotions.t
The 1Q2016 report shows that the accident rate in Coto de Caza, while not the highest, is climbing back up from the low recorded in 2014. Of concern is the total number of enforcement hours is only about 70% of the legally required level. Also, overwhelmingly the reason for traffic violation is speeding, consistent with anecdotal evidence. Lastly, there is the high rate of “non-reportable” accidents – those not reported to the CHP and hence, never show up in the statistics.

Traffic Accident Rate - Coto de Caza:  Source:  CHP SJC

All these indicators raise a red flag: While the traffic accident rate for Ladera Ranch is inching lower, the community is taking advantage of the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program. So is Oceanside. The benefit to the community is the added visibility of law enforcement that can reduce the number of speedsters and prevent traffic fatalities.

Traffic Accident Rate - Ladera Ranch:  Source CHP SJC

While we have suggested that the CZ Master Association takes advantage of the CHP’s Senior Volunteer Program and the OCSD’s Neighboorhood Watch program, it seems to be more concerned with the other CHP – The Coto Hyundai Pooch patrol to catch dogs without a leash!
So, this is a call to all Coto Seniors to join the Senior Volunteer program. Either contact the CZ Master Association and demand it organizes the activity, contact the CHP directly, or contact us if you are interested.


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