12 August 2014

CalTrans Guardrail Work on Carbon Canyon Road

This morning, CalTrans crews are out working on the guardrails along the S-curve on Carbon Canyon Road on the Chino Hills side of the canyon near Summit Ranch and Carriage Hills.

They're doing this work because of regular damage caused to the rails by drivers.

Drivers are mainly causing this damage because they're driving too fast along the roadway at the S-curve.

Drivers go too fast for a variety of reasons, including the thrills and fun of testing the curves.

Drivers can test the curves because there's no one in officialdom consistently patrolling the highway, despite all the warning signs . . . and guardrails.

No one's consistently patrolling Carbon Canyon Road, because . . . [fill in the blank here]


Anonymous said...

... because ... there's no money in it? *ducking*

I kinda like it when the cops park off the side and nail the idiots like the anonymous who posted on another article that hey, he drives this road fast everyday, the safe and courteous thing is to PULL OVER so he can pass??? THOSE are the kinds of morons who end up creaming the rails or creating a situation where other ones do, and THOSE are the kinds of drivers you LOVE to see the cops pull over! And believe me, I have done more than my fair share of unsafe FAST driving on Carbon Canyon Road and other roads that make CC Road look like Main Street. It you're in a hurry ... Carbon Canyon is the WRONG ROAD to take, unless you want to endanger more lives than your own. Harrrrumph!!! Again, I love your blog!


prs said...

Hi JAnderson, thanks again for commenting. Some kind of occasional police presence seems reasonable. After I talked to the Chino Hills community services director about a bad accident on CC Rd maybe eight or nine years ago, that very night from about 8 to 8:30 there were three (two more than needed) patrol cars sitting in the Sleepy Hollow Community Center parking lot for a half-hour with lights on, but not flashing. I watched to see what cars did as they drove by and they did what you'd expect--they slowed down, a lot. Now, though, patrol cars or motorcycles are even less frequent now than they were then--and then they were weekday mornings and afternoons, rather than late evenings on weekends, when the worst behavior occurs. An occasional police presence in those late evenings/early morning hours would let many drivers know that they're being observed (and maybe even ticketed.) Sure, it costs more, but for the money spent on emergency response time, damage to public and private property, and the human costs that can't be priced out like the others, it ought to be worth it. If laws are not enforced, they will be broken. That's simply benign neglect in action.