We need a new police chief who will enforce speed limits not only on Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road but on residential streets, too. Let the chips fall where they may.
I live near Wesley Drive and while you are reading this letter, drivers are going through the intersection of Coast Highway and Wesley at 70 and 80 m.p.h.
Yesterday when I crossed Wesley, a car came up from Coast Highway going 50 mph and I was almost hit. A lady and her daughter on the sidewalk yelled to me asking if I was okay.
Recently I watched a LBPD motorcycle officer give a young man on a motorcycle a ticket for reckless driving. From what the cop said, I wondered if he was going to let the man continue riding, but after writing him up for reckless driving he said to the man that he was adding speeding to the ticket, because he was going over the speed limit of 45. That part of the ticket was not fair and quite hypocritical since numerous drivers were speeding through the intersection while he wrote the ticket.
Yes, I know. Residents won’t like getting speeding tickets and it could slow down traffic, but it seems to me if high speed drivers were ticketed, Laguna would be much safer for pedestrians, bike and motorcycle people and drivers themselves.
Right now, I must admit I am asking myself why I wrote this letter to the editor. Perhaps because I was almost killed yesterday on Wesley Drive, but in my heart of hearts and reality, I really don’t expect anything to change.
Roger Carter , Laguna Beach