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News Release

Friday, February 3, 2012

Media Relations

Valley Traffic Division Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

WHAT:
Sobriety and Driver’s License Checkpoint

WHEN:
Saturday, February 4, 2012
8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

WHERE:
Foothill Boulevard and Hubbard Street
Sylmar, Calif.

WHO:
Officers from the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division

WHY:
This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CONTACT:
For further information, contact Sergeant Ferry at 818-644-8000 Ext 2.