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News Release

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Media Relations

Devonshire Area Pedestrian Sting

What:
Enforcement of Pedestrian Safety laws

When:
Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:30 A.M.

Where:
Reseda Boulevard and Dearborn Street

Who:
LAPD Valley Traffic Officers

Why:
Although there has been a 19% reduction of automobile vs. pedestrian traffic collisions in the San Fernando Valley, there has been a 47% increase of these types of collisions in Devonshire Division, thus far this year.

In an effort to increase pedestrian safety, police officers will be aggressively enforcing the state’s pedestrian safety laws, specifically, laws requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians within crosswalks.

California has a right-of-way law for pedestrians within crosswalks, either marked or unmarked, which requires drivers to yield to pedestrians and exercise due care for their safety.  If stopped and found in violation, officers will issue citations to drivers without warning.  

For further information, contact Valley Traffic Division Detective William Bustos at 818-644-8021.