Just and FYI to the author of this article. According to SWITRS database (maintained by the CHP) there have been serious reported collisions at the Topanga Overlook / HWY27 intersection dating back to 2001 (the oldest data available.) Injuries triggered the reportable status of the collisions from what I'm seeing.
@Alex_C Please provide the criteria you used to find these collisions. I have also searched the database and have been unable to find any.
@Alex_C You know how to contact me on my website if you care to send me a link to the data or at least the website you are getting the data from so we can see if we are looking at the same thing.
And at the risk of ruining our newfound friendship, I don't agree that the stop sign there is warranted or correct. As I said elsewhere, it doesn't protect the possible conflict point and if that conflict point really is a problem there are better solutions. I'm convinced, based on the location of this sign and the location of the others that have cameras in the MRCA parks that they are there simply because the MRCA saw an opportunity to generate revenue, not improve safety.
@saferstreetsla SWITRS data is SWITRS data. If you really want to get into it we can meet up sometime maybe even with LAPD. I'm tired. I'm going to sleep. I have to admit, I sincerely thought that the Topanga stop sign was gonna be some lonely road in the mountains with no intersection and totally corrupt based on this article and based on the typical incompetency of govt. But I'm glad you called me out to analyze this intersection and forced me to look it up. Maybe it's not the best solution but given the ridiculous conditions on Topanga Canyon and the freeway on/ off rampish design of this intersection likely dictated by Cal Trans AND the dirt lot you didnt notice before.... The stop sign is very reasonable. It needs an additional one I'm convinced. I'm also glad you are coming around on it a little. Good night!
@Alex_C Are you on the SWITRS page where you generate excel reports from raw data? I don't think we're looking at the same thing.
@Alex_C SWITRS requires a jurisdiction and location. What did you choose for that? Which site are you accessing?