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November 20th, 2009 by Terry Miller
Temple city officials recently learned they couldn’t take action on proposed stop signs under State Caltrans restrictions, because apparently not enough accidents have occurred at the intersection of El Monte and Daines. Apparently, the state in its infinite wisdom wants no less than five accidents before anything can happen. Thus, despite numerous serious accidents and complaints as well as pleas to the city council, the city has its hands tied by the state.
City Manager Jose Pulido has proposed a traffic study in Temple City after officials discovered the state regulations prevented them from installing stop signs at El Monte Avenue and Daines Drive, an intersection local officials believe to be dangerous.
A citywide traffic study might take two years to complete and would require the collection of traffic data, as well as analysis and recommendations from a traffic engineer.
However, the Temple City council and other officials feel that the study would afford them the opportunity to rely less on state guidelines for situations like those at El Monte and Daines.
Residents have been complaining for sometime about the intersection.
State guidelines apparently do not take into account whether the intersection is in a residential, industrial or commercial area, Pulido said.
No word yet on how much the study could cost the city.