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News Release

Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Media Relations

Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement Plan Unveiled

"Pedestrian Safety and Enforcement Plan Unveiled"

 

What:
Press conference to announce Valley Traffic Division Enforcement and Safety Plan.

When:
Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 10:00 A.M.

Where:
Northwest corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard
Behind "El Gallo Giro" Restaurant.

Los Angeles: On Thursday, May 10, 2001, at 10:00 A.M., the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Services Unit, in conjunction with Transit Bus Division, will be holding a press conference to the rear of the "El Gallo Giro" located on the northwest corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard.

The press conference will be held to announce the deployment of officers to provide pedestrian enforcement. This special deployment is to curtail the growing number of pedestrians involved in traffic collisions in the valley area. Particular enforcement will be directed at pedestrians running to catch buses. This enforcement effort will be concentrated in the areas of Sepulveda Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard and at Van Nuys Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard.

In addition to heightened law enforcement, Valley Traffic Division has augmented its educational efforts on pedestrian and vehicular safety. " We take every opportunity to promote safety and to make people aware of the rules of the road, especially we emphasize educating children," said Lieutenant Bustos from Valley Traffic Division. "Unfortunately, some parents verbally teach their children one thing, but their actions teach unsafe practices," he added.

Lieutenant Bill Bustos will be coordinating the press conference.

This press release was prepared by Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485 3586.