Review of San Diego Country Estates, California

No traffic safety
Star Rating - 3/4/2011

The overwhelming majority of automobile traffic in San Diego Country Estates (SDCE)ignores posted all posted speed limits and exceeds those limits by a noticeable margin, at all times, day and night, every day of the year.

For instance: On the main entry and exit artery into SDCE, San Vicente Road, the posted speed limit becomes 45 mph upon entry, yet the vast majority of traffic routinely travels at 55 to 70 mph on San Vicente Road. Nothing is EVER done to control this unsafe practice in San Diego Country Estates.

In fact the members of Escondido and San Diego police forces, who reside in SDCE and take their patrol cars home, and members of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department are often seen speeding in excess of 20 mph OVER the speed limit, on San Vicente Road, at speeds of up to 75 mph. They are not in pursuit and not in the process of proceeding in an emergency manner to an official call; they are merely abusing the well-known fact that there is NO POLICE PROTECTION IN SAN DIEGO COUNTRY ESTATES, and that the so-called Security Force is nothing other than old men who sit around smoking, drinking coffee, and eating donuts in some out of the way office.

If any hell-raising teenager within reach of the SDCE area, who fancies himself a race driver and would like free rein to speed and otherwise drive recklessly, then go to San Diego Country Estates for Ad Hoc crazy, fast driving. Residents do not care how you drive in SDCE, no one will prevent your speeding or otherwise reckless driving.

Ren Faiz | Ramona, CA
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It is now 2018 and I do have to say that the post above is absolutely correct with regards to drivers breaking the speed limit. No ticketing EVER seen in the nearly 2 years I have been here. Dangerous speed limits set by County for mountain roads nearby - twisty roads with sheer drop-offs have a posted speed limit of 50 mph. Many people get in serious car accidents here and many die. People get angry if you don't drive fast, and even if you drive the speed limit they'll often get behind you and tailgate, going to the middle of the road to get in your side view mirror, to make you pull over so they can speed by. It is a sign of a negative side of the culture here, which is not really friendly, overall. There are issues with the attitude of the HOA toward residents, as well. The average age is 41. It is not a place I'd recommend for older residents for the above reasons and more.
Concerned | Ramona, CA | Report Abuse
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