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News Release

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Media Relations

Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Enforcement Operation NA10053ah

WHAT:          
News conference to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues and announce crosswalk enforcement action against motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians.

WHEN:          
Thursday, March 11, 2010
7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:        
Century Boulevard and Wadsworth Avenue (near 99th Street Elementary School)

WHO:             
LAPD South Traffic Division enforcement officers  
LAPD Community Traffic Services Unit

WHY:             
To promote pedestrian safety through enforcement of the rules of the road pertaining to vehicle verses pedestrian violations as part of the “Pedestrian and Child Safety Campaign.”  The goals of this operation are to improve pedestrian safety by changing hazardous pedestrian and driver behaviors, especially those near schools, and to reduce injuries, death and property damage associated with these types of collisions.  

CONTACT:   
For more information, please call the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.