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Carol Edwards, San Clemente
In the Aug. 17-23 edition of the San Clemente Times’ letters to the editor, “Time for Some Significant Enforcement,” David Holmes of San Clemente said that the noise and street racing on Camino de Los Mares is out of control and that there isn’t any enforcement for obnoxious “performance” exhaust systems, loud motorcycles and dangerous drag racers. We couldn’t agree more. It seems like the problem has gotten worse and worse every year. Not only is this “noise pollution” happening in the late-night hours, it is also happening during the daytime (and that’s aside from the speeders racing down Camino Vera Cruz in order to make the light at Los Mares). It is also apparent that the new roundabouts have only made the late-night racing worse; just take a look at the skid marks on the road. On a side note, we too have seen used condoms, liquor bottles and trash near the trailhead by the dump entrance. We have rarely, if ever, seen any vehicle pulled over or ticketed. This problem could be easily resolved—plant an officer at the bottom of Vera Cruz and Los Mares and start the citation writing. I’m sure the officer will be plenty busy within an hour or two.