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News Release

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Media Relations

Yield to the Right PSA and Billboards Press Conference NA16258im

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: December 7, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Administration Building
100 West 1st Street
Memorial Wall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO: LAPD Commander Todd Chamberlain, Assistant Commanding Officer,
Operations-Central Bureau
Josh Rubenstein, LAPD Commanding Officer of Public Communications Group
LAPD Captain I Jonathan Tom, Rampart Area Patrol Commanding Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Timothy Ernst
Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Phillip Fligiel
Retired LAPD Captain II Ann Young (LAPD Reserve Officer)
Anne-Marie Johnson, Actress and LAPD Specialist Volunteer
Layne Lawson, Director of Public Affairs, Southern California Division,
Clear Channel Outdoor

WHY: To educate the community on "Yield to the Right", how to safely drive to the right and stop for approaching emergency vehicles with activated emergency lights and sirens. Since 2014, there has been a citywide 20% increase in traffic collisions caused by failing to yield for an emergency vehicle.

CONTACT: For further information, contact Sergeant Joe Jennerson at (213) 833-3744 or Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.