This new year is supposed to be a year of change. There is a lot of excitement about changes anticipated on this new year.
But one change that we need to make in Jamul is in relation to our inflation. Jamul is becoming busy with traffic from the Skyline Trucktrail and 94 down through Jamul Drive, as we grow and motorists look for ways to avoid the traffic that has been generating on the 94 / Campo Rd. over the last few years.
There are many slow and inexperienced "Jamul country" drivers trailing upset, and some very raged drivers, on the way out of Jamul into the Rancho San Diego area and off to the freeway 125. There are still many people using their hand held devices while driving as well and this is the worst place to do this, it always has been.
Unfortunately, these are the roads our teens drive to get to school and home everyday.
I have seen more Highway Patrol cars, and I am glad to see them, but sad to see they don't enforce some laws to help this traffic. People don't need to speed when our roads are so packed with cars, but when there are cars driving below the posted speed signs, without anyone impeding them, and they are trailing a number of cars, slowing traffic and causing upset drivers, there is a law in place that is not being enforced; and perhaps it should be.
Upset and desperate drivers can be more dangerous than a speeding car!
I think this is a great year for change. Perhaps we need to make a call to Caltrans and the Highway Patrol once a week. If everyone of us pick one day a week to inform them and complain, then perhaps after a few months we will will get some attention to this dangerous problem.
Caltrans should install signs for trucks to turn out, just as they do in other areas, such as Wildcat Canyon Rd. in Santee. They may be able to install signs that urge and remind slow motorists to also allow drivers to proceed ahead of them and inform them of the law. The Highway Patrol can issue warnings to kindly warn motorists on our roads to respect our country roads and our resident motorists.
We are entitled to a safe commute to leave our communities when we need to and to come home. But most important of all, we should be demanding our roads be safer for our children, whether they are drivers or passengers.
Let's bring a good and happy change to our beloved Jamul!