Last week we asked Patch readers in Los Angeles County to name their worst intersections, roads and freeway spots; and with your input, we produced the above map from reader contributions.
Busy intersections and potentially dangerous turns topped a list of your picks for the worst driving spots in Redondo Beach.
In North Redondo Beach, trouble spots included the intersections of Harkness and Spreckles lanes and Ripley and Inglewood avenues.
At Harkness and Spreckles lanes, there is "poor visibility due to parked cars and high traffic levels due to (the) school," according to one reader. "Add in speeding cars cutting through the neighborhood to avoid congested 'major' streets nearby. I have seen so many close calls, it's not a question of 'if'—it's a question of 'when.'"
One reader called the intersection of of Ripley and Inglewood avenues "dangerous":
"It becomes dangerous when there is a back-up of cars in the northbound lane of Inglewood Ave turning west onto Ripley. This then blocks the left lane on the northbound Inglewood that then encourages drivers to abruptly swerve into the right northbound lane of Inglewood in order to avoid the back-up. Ripley should have its own left-hand turn lane to avoid this or there should be time restrictions on what hours of the day drivers can turn left there, like at other intersections."
South Redondo Beach hotspots include the intersection of Broadway and Torrance Boulevard, the crosswalk at Pearl Street and Pacific Coast Highway and the four-way stop at Topaz Street and Catalina Avenue.
One reader suggested that instead of having stop signs only for traffic on Broadway when it intersects with Torrance Boulevard, there should be a four-way stop.
Pearl Street and Pacific Coast Highway was another trouble spot.
"(There is) cross traffic, and (a) cross walk," one reader commented. "Speeding traffic and cars attempting to turn onto, off of or drive across (Pacific Coast Highway). I have seen pedestrians get hit by cars, near misses and many car accidents."
Another reader said the new four-way stop at Topaz Street and Catalina Avenue has been causing problems because many people don't realize it's there.
Please check out the map above for more reader-generated problem intersections and freeway spots.
How to Add Your Own Contribution to the Map
It's not too late to add your own—simply click the "Add" button in the upper-right corner of the map and enter the location of the problem area and a description of the problem. You can also drag the marker directly onto the map if you are not sure how to describe the intersection.
Where else in Redondo BEach is a concern for you? Tell us in the comments section below.