NEAR-MISS BIKE VS VEHICLE INCIDENT
It is our understanding that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has jurisdiction over the Danger Zone – Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard, not the Contra Costa County Sherriff or California State Park Rangers. Therefore, we are asking the CHP to patrol the road, especially on weekends, and to issue tickets or CHP Warning Letters to motorists as…
Video Survey Danger Zone (Blind Curve #3) Solid Double Yellow Line
On July 17, 2021 (10am to 11am) a Video Survey was conducted of All Mount Diablo State Park Visitor Vehicles, Bicycles and Hikers traveling up/down at Blind Curve #3, Danger Zone, Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. Where numerous Near-Miss Bike vs Vehicle and Actual Collisions have occurred. No Vehicle crossed over the Solid Double Yellow Line,…
RADAR SPEED SURVEY
A Speed Survey using a Stalker Radar Gun was conducted in the “Danger Zone” on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 0900hrs to 1000hrs. The Posted Speed Limit is 10 mph. The majority of Park Visitor Vehicles traveling uphill from Blind Curve#2 to Blind Curve#5 drove 14 to 20 mph over the posted speed limit. The…
VIDEO SURVEY: 768 (97%) VEHICLES CROSSED VITURAL CENTERLINE”
Open Tab: Survey “Danger Zone” 60% of Vehicles are Bicycles to read the Video Survey Results. The 30 Photos below represent a few of the 768 vehicles (97%) that Crossed Over the Vitual Centerline at Blind Curve #2 as they drove from the Mount Diablo State Park direction
No Centerline: “Danger Zone” Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd
CVC 21752: No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions: (a) When approaching or upon the crest of a grade or a curve in the highway where the driver’s view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction.
PARK VISITOR VEHICLE PARKING “DANGER ZONE”
At the present time, California State Parks has no plan to deal with the yearly increase of Park Visitors who are compelled to park on the road and then walk in the road to reach the Summit Trail Head.
VIDEO: PARK VISITOR VEHICLE PASSING BIKE(BLIND CURVE #5)
>(CVC 21751 & 21752(a)