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Danville: Police to increase enforcement of 'California stop'

Original post made on Dec 28, 2018

Local drivers be warned: The Danville Police Department is on the lookout this holiday season for illegal stops on the road and will be stepping up its enforcement at stop signs throughout town with an increased vigor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 27, 2018, 1:44 PM

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Posted by Cody
a resident of Danville
on Dec 28, 2018 at 7:17 am

Can someone ask the DPD to ticket people who block the sidewalks with their pickup trucks and Giant SUV’s in front of their houses? It’s becoming epidemic! It forces my dog and I to walk in the streets where it’s not as safe as the sidewalk. According to what I’m reading online this too is Illegal.


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Posted by Eddie
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 29, 2018 at 6:42 am

Many years ago when I started traveling internationally, it was common in 3rd world countries (like central and South American for example), to see the local drivers totally avoid stopping at stop signs and red lights. Within the past decade or so, I see more evidence of California becoming a 3rd world country as far as driving on the roads is concerned.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 29, 2018 at 8:18 pm

I really would love to see San Ramon PD enforce these "California stops" up in Gale Ranch and Windemere. AND the speed limit. I've been living here for over 20 years and it is OUT OF CONTROL!!


5 people like this
Posted by Bob
a resident of Danville
on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:02 am

How about tickets for those that don’t signal turns


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of another community
on Jan 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Police are not enforcing hands free law, it is less likely they will enforce California stop.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Jan 1, 2019 at 10:53 pm

There are two parts to a "California stop", first, where you stop and second, how hard you stop.

WHERE: Unless there is actually a pedestrian present, the first (lawful) stop line is really in the wrong place since, depending on junction geometry, you are then obliged to creep forward a few feet to get full visibility in both directions. So, unless pedestrians are about, a more efficient driving style,(less time, lower carbon footprint etc.), would be to stop at the second line.

HOW HARD: Particularly when you are the only person at a stop junction, there is no need for more than the most cursory of stops. Some people actually roll, I prefer the most momentary of stops, lest Danville's finest are hiding behind a hedge but, from a pragmatic standpoint, I see nothing wrong or dangerous with rolling, under those circumstances, other than that it is illegal.

Where it can get squirrely is where a number of cars arrive, at a 3- or 4-way stop at the same time. Most people are sensible but you do get the occasional idiot who will do a token stop way back from the legal line in order to claim first go at the junction, (best avoided by coasting to a stop and letting impatient idiots go ahead).

Bottom line: I rarely see California stops as a problem and would rather have enforcement efforts aimed at real unsafe driving which, in most cases, this isn't.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 4, 2019 at 8:57 am

If you have an enforcement complaint in San Ramon, go to the city website and click on the “contact us” button. Fill out the short form to register your complaint. This site works for all city departments.

Writing on this site, while interesting, does nothing about your issues. Nobody on the police department staff or other department staffs reads and responds to complaints on this site.


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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

Listen to this nonsense from Resident:

“I prefer the most momentary of stops, lest Danville's finest are hiding behind a hedge but, from a pragmatic standpoint, I see nothing wrong or dangerous with rolling, under those circumstances, other than that it is illegal.”

LOL!!! He prefers? He sees nothing wrong or dangerous with rolling. Hey, guess what brainless? You don’t get to make the law here. What a self-righteous moron.


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