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News Release

Monday, December 3, 2018

Media Relations

The Los Angeles Police Departments’ Pedestrian Safety Initiative NA18218ti

News Conference

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.

100 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Media will park in front of Police Headquarters Facility *

LAPD Chief Michel Moore
LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations
LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides, Transit Services Bureau
LAPD Commander Martin Baeza, Traffic Group
LAPD Captain II Alfonso Lopez, Commanding Officer Central Traffic Division
LAPD Captain II Alcenda Neal, Commanding Officer South Traffic Division
LAPD Captain II Gary Walters, Commanding Officer West Traffic Division
LAPD Captain II Andrew Neiman, Commanding Officer Valley Traffic Division

The focus of this initiative is to make pedestrians more visible to motorists especially during the hours of darkness when a pedestrian is most likely to be struck. Farmers Insurance has collaborated with the LAPD to purchase reflective vest, and lights that can be attached to clothing.

The following are tips to keep in mind:
•Cross the street at designated crosswalks only when safe to do so.
•Be aware that drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
•Increase your visibility at night by carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing.
•Always pay attention to your surroundings and avoid distractions (i.e., cell phones, music, etc.
•It is always safest to walk on the sidewalk. Do not walk on the street.

CONTACT: For more information and questions feel free to contact Captain Al Neal
(323) 421-2577 or email

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