Blind spot

Dear Editor:A few weeks ago a temporary construction fence was placed on the northwest corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Cherokee Drive. The fence is temporary; it can be quickly and easily moved to another location on the property. The fence in its present location greatly reduces visibility for motorists preparing to turn onto Lakewood Boulevard. This reduced visibility translates into less time for a motorist to see and react to a possible dangerous traffic condition. Consider this scenario: a motorist traveling at high-speed south on Lakewood runs the signal or doesn't see the stop sign. A motorist turning left at Cherokee, whose vision is reduced, unaware of the motorist, turns in front of it and is center punched. This is an illustration of a terrible accident waiting to happen. Easy solution: move the fence a few feet. The Downey Engineering Department was advised of this condition. -- Byron Dillon, Downey

********** Published: December 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 37