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News Release

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Media Relations

Crosswalk Education, Safety & Enforcement Operation

“2011 Pedestrian & Child Safety Campaign”  NA11057SF

What:       
Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Valley Traffic Division will be conducting a Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety and Enforcement Operation as part of Operation-Valley Bureau’s“2011 Pedestrian and Child Safety Campaign.”  

When:       
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
                       
Where:      
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (Colbath Avenue & Chase Street)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Cedros Street & Parthenia Avenue)

Who:        
Police Officers from Valley Traffic Division
Community Traffic Services Unit Officers from Valley Traffic Division
Police Officers from Mission Division
            
Why:   
The March 16th operation will take place in effort to promote pedestrian safety through education and enforcement of the traffic laws that pertain to vehicle and pedestrian violations.  

The goals of the operation are to improve pedestrian safety, to change dangerous pedestrian behaviors, to change dangerous driver behavior and to reduce injury(s), death, and property damage associated with vehicle verses pedestrian traffic collisions. In addition, officers will conduct enforcement in the general area on laws pertaining to distracted driving.  
                 
For more information, please call Sgt. Arturo Gomez, Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8010.