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News Release

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Media Relations

Motorcycle Safety News Conference

What:
Motorcycle Safety News Conference

When:
July 28, 2005
9:00 AM

Where:
San Pedro Street and 8th Street
Los Angeles

Who:
Councilmember Jan Perry
Deputy Chief Cayler Carter, Commanding Officer of Operations Central Bureau
Captain Ann Young, Commanding Officer, Central Traffic Division
Captain David Baca, Commanding Officer, West Traffic Division
Captain Sean Kane, Commanding Officer, Newton Division
Captain Ronald Marbrey, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Captain William Sutton, Commanding Officer, South Traffic Division

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Departmentís Central Traffic Division is conducting a news conference.† The family members of a fatal motorcycle collision victim John Coney, Jr. will be attending the news conference.†

Citywide there has been 17 fatal traffic collisions involving motorcycles between January 2002 and June 2005.† The primary collision factor was the result of unsafe turns on the part of four-wheeled motorist.† The news conference is intended to make the public aware of the need to pay closer attention in detecting motorcycle riders as they execute left turns.† Also the proper wearing of safety clothing for motorcycle riders.

For further information, please contact Detective Josephine Mapson or Sergeant Jay Nunez, Central Traffic Division, at 213-972-1825.