The Rossmoor Traffic Committee (RCSD (DeMarco/Barke), RHA (Vartabedian/Facey), LAUSD (Friedman) and two Rossmoor residents) has been working with the CHP, OC Public Works and OCSD to put a 3 E’s (Education, Engineering and Enforcement) plan together. Unfortunately, nothing moves fast enough when you want change today.
Who do I call it report speeding/unsafe traffic/distracted driving?
- Please call Officer Matt Musselman at 714-892-4426 to share your concerns. The more information you share the better. Time of day, vehicle description, license plate, direction of traffic will all help in working to a solution.
Add speed bumps/humps to streets
Speed bumps and humps are not going to happen. Not now. Not ever according to OC Public Works. There are a number of reasons for this and the primary ones are:
- Emergency vehicle response times/and damage
- Roadway maintenance is more difficult/costly
- In some cases, the bumps create water flow issues
- Noise/neighbor complaints. If you have ever lived near a speed bump, you know exactly what this means. If you haven’t well, you are fortunate.
- Stop signs are only allowed if the traffic volume warrants it.
- There are almost no streets in Rossmoor that meet the (state) thresholds for stop signs that do not already have signs.
We need Radar/Speed Trailers
- The radar sign trailers are already being deployed. The plan is to have a combination of Public Works, OCSD and CHP signs on and off in various locations.
- The RCSD may be able to purchase a radar trailer for the CHP to place within Rossmoor – details are still being worked out on this.
- There is a detailed report in progress on where the speed and other road signs are located within Rossmoor. Once the current signage is known, additional signs will be posted.
- There is a possibility of including light up signs and fixed location radar speed signs, but the lighted sign may bother the residents near them. Additional research is needed before a solution is proposed.
- There are additional tickets being issued. One last month was for 47MPH on Tigertail. Part of the challenge with enforcement is the CHP is down officers due to COVID and freeways come first.
- Expect to see more of a presence in Rossmoor as departments come back up to full strength.
- Recognize it will never be enough to please everyone.
- A fair number of stop signs in Rossmoor have been upsized from 30″ to 36″ along Montecito and Foster. More on the way.
- Tree limbs have been trimmed for better sign visibility.
- Reflective tape will be applied to Stop Sign poles to increase visibility.
- The striping along St Cloud/Montecito/Orangewood will be reworked after the re-paving this summer to narrow the lanes to slow traffic.
- Rossmoor sign inventory report in progress.