Patrol Report

Chief Catri

Some important rules to always remember and follow year-round at our swimming pools to enhance pool enjoyment, health, and safety. Glass containers are never allowed in the pool area. The pools are shallow, so no diving is permitted. Running and jumping into the pools is dangerous and is not permitted. No eating or drinking while in the swimming pools and jacuzzi. No one under the age of 14 may use the jacuzzi. Please do not drink alcoholic beverages to the point where your behavior becomes obnoxious.

Your homeowner’s identification card, guest, and renter cards are especially important in SunBird. It is imperative that you always carry your appropriate ID cards with you. Upon request, please be patient and proud to present it when asked to do so by the SunBird Patrol. Let’s all do our part to ensure that only homeowners and bona fide guests are using our facilities.

Article 11 – Traffic Regulations, Section 2. Traffic Rules Paragraph B states that all vehicles while parked in SunBird must park with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb facing in the direction of the traffic flow. When you park facing in the wrong direction on a two-way residential street, safety is the reason for this rule. You are driving on the wrong side of the road (crossing traffic) to park, and then when you pull out, you are doing the same thing again. In addition, wrong-way parkers create a hazard for oncoming traffic at night. All vehicles have reflectors on the rear, but the front of most vehicles does not have reflectors, so when parking at night, a vehicle facing the wrong way is less visible, especially in low-light conditions.

Did you know that most people who are driving too fast (speeding) through residential areas actually live in the neighborhood? You might be on your way out or eager to come home, but that is no excuse if someone is hit and seriously injured. You might want to think twice before easing your vehicle up to 30 mph in a 25-mph zone, 20 mph in a 15-mph zone, or 15 mph in a 10-mph speed limit zone. Driver behavior makes a big difference and is crucial to safety in residential neighborhoods. When driving in SunBird, always go slow enough to see and respond to every new circumstance.

If you ever have a flat tire, need a jump, or you are locked out of your vehicle while you are at your home in SunBird or if you’re out and about somewhere in the city of Chandler, call the Chandler Police Department’s non-emergency number, 480-782-4130, or you can even text them using that same phone number and tell them what the problem is and ask to see if they have a motorist assist unit available. They are uniformed civilians who are trained to provide assistance to motorists who have encountered vehicular problems. This is a free service.