Restricted Turn Signs Placed at Accident Intersection

Caltrans has installed signs restricting left and U- turns for drivers on Sepulveda Boulevard at 8th Street. Signs stem from December fatal accident and meeting of city and Caltrans staff.

The intersection where a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries has new signs for north and southbound drivers thanks to the city and Caltrans.

Motorists traveling in either direction on Sepulveda Boulevard at 8th Street have new traffic signs to obey: southbound drivers are prohibited from turning to make a U- or left turn between 7 and 9 a.m. weekdays; northbound drivers are prohibited from making a U- or left turn between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The result of a Jan. 31 meeting between city staff and Caltrans, according to city officials, the signs are positioned on Sepulveda Boulevard medians, with one for northbound drivers also placed on a street signal pole to the driver's left. The signs were installed last week by Caltrans, said Mark Mason, Manhattan Beach Police sergeant.

City staff met with Caltrans, which oversees Sepulveda Boulevard, after the death of 52-year-old Redondo Beach resident Jennifer Lynn Jensen on Dec. 23, 2011. The mother of two was riding her motorcycle southbound on Sepulveda on a green light when she and a northbound car making a U-turn on the same green light collided.

At the time of the crash, the signaled intersection did not have signs in place restricting left or U- turns at the intersection, according to reports. The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on a Friday. The car was driven by a 17-year-old Manhattan Beach male resident who held a provisional driver's license.

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Ellen Gaule August 09, 2012 at 09:13 PM
How much is the citation for making a turn during the restricted hours?


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