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News Release

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Media Relations

News Conference - Safety Around Schools

What:
News Conference - Safety Around Schools

When:
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
7:15 AM

Where:
Hazeltine Avenue Elementary School
7150 Hazeltine Avenue, Van Nuys

Who:

  • Los Angeles City Council Representatives
  • Commander Valentino Paniccia, Assistant Commanding Officer, OVB
  • Captain Ronald Marbrey, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
  • Californian Highway Patrol Representative
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Police Representatives
  • Detective William Bustos for Spanish Media

Why:
After the holidays children return to school and classes resume. The Los Angeles Police Department wants to bring awareness to motorists of the traffic laws in effect around schools in an effort to save children's lives.

Regrettably each year in the City of Los Angeles, many children are either injured or killed while being dropped off or picked up from school.

2001 222 injuries 6 deaths OVB 70 death 0
2002 95 injuries 1 death OVB 25 death 1
2003 164 injuries 1 death OVB 40 death 0
2004 41 injuries 0 death OVB 11 death 0

Safety tips around schools will be provided at the press conference.