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News Release

Monday, April 23, 2012

Media Relations

Traffic and Pedestrian Enforcement Operations Gear Up for Expo Line Opening

What:
A news conference to discuss traffic enforcement operations for drivers and pedestrians who fail to obey posted signs and regulations pertaining to the new Expo Line rail system.

When:
April 25, 2012
7 a.m. - Enforcement Operational Period
8:30 a.m. - Press Conference

Where:
Dorsey High School (front of school)
3537 Farmdale Avenue
Los Angeles 90016

Who:
LAPD South Traffic Division (STD) Commanding Officer Captain Ronald E. Marbrey
LAPD STD Watch Commander Lieutenant Aaron McCraney
LAPD STD Community Traffic Services Unit Sergeant Jon Aufdemberg
Los Angeles School Police Department Traffic Enforcement Officers.

Why:
To emphasize rail safety tips for all motorists and pedestrians in anticipation of the Expo Line light-rail grand opening on April 28, 2012.  South Traffic Division’s Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation will be conducted in an effort to promote pedestrian safety at rail crossings and to improve driver awareness.  Students, parents and the general public need to be aware of the dangers the train poses, especially in school zones.  Traffic enforcement officers will ensure motorists and pedestrians, including students, adhere to posted signage and yield the right of way to the train.  The message is     simple: Yield the right of way to the train and obey all posted traffic signs!

Contact:
For additional information, please contact Sergeant Jon Aufdemberg at 323-421-2588 or the South Traffic Division watch commander at 323-421-2540.

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