Sound Off: Where Are Pali's Worst Drivers?

Tell us which streets in Pacific Palisades would be the best locations for the next speed trap.

We've all had this thought—a driver cuts you off, ignores a red light or speeds past a group of children and our sense of justice kicks in: "How great would it be if a cop saw that?"

Bearing in mind that decision-makers occasionally read our comment section, we wanted to throw this question out to our readers: in a perfect world, where would you set up the next speed trap in Pacific Palisades?

Is it your neighborhood cross street? A school crossing walk? Do you live on a speedy section of Sunset Boulevard or a similar roadway? Somewhere along Chautauqua Boulevard or Palisades Drive? Do you think the on Palisades Drive and are effective?

We asked readers a similar question on our Facebook page earlier this month. Here's a sampling of the responses:

Victoria Ordin Heading to the Highlands, Marquez Knolls, Sunset and Capri... those were the two legendary traps in the 1980s and 1990s... Many Westlake girls nailed at both!

Also down Chautauqua... halfway about, by Almaloya.

And by Revere, between Old Ranch Road and Allenford.

4 biggest places. You're fine between Cliffwood and barrington.

I am the only girl I know my age, 40, never to have a ticket for speeding but I pretty much go the speed limit, 5 over.

You can, for better or for worse, tear through a lot of narrow windy streets and no one bugs you

We asked you where you felt the worst intersections are in Pacific Palisades to map the worst interchanges in the area. Where Sunset Boulevard meets Pacific Coast Highway, and where Chautauqua Boulevard meets the PCH sound like fairly dangerous intersections. Are there more?

Christine White August 28, 2012 at 06:21 PM
1. PCH at the mobile home crosswalk (where there IS a flashing light!) 1,000 tickets a day could be given there. Have seen numerous seniors come so close to being hit trying to cross. But hay, who really cares- it's the PCH, ergo the Autobahn. Peds have got to look out for themselves! 2. Sunset west of Temescal every evening when 200+ motorcycles going 100mph are at it- their sound level must be ranging 120 db's. Yes, it's quite lovely living in the Palisades.
lahope August 28, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Entrada Drive. Ocean Ave Extension. West Channel. Drivers regard Santa Monica Canyon as a freeway rather than a residential neighborhood with an elementary school.
Betty Ammon August 28, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Sunset as you drive up from PCH. The noise level associated with the speed of bikers on Wed night, sometimes as late as midnight, is horrible.
G. Hays August 28, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Sunset Blvd on "Motor Cycle" on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, starting around 10:30 p.m. It's not just the speed and swerving lanes, but the noise is horrendous.
Matthew Sanderson August 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM
G. Hays, thanks for talking about that issue, as you're not the first person who's mentioned it. Would you or any of your neighbors want to email me at matthew.sanderson@patch.com to talk more about the motorcycle noise?


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