Central Traffic Division Successful in Efforts to Reduce Fatal Traffic Collisions NR22037rc

February 14, 2022

Los Angeles: In an effort to make the streets of Los Angeles safer for Angelenos, in 2021, Central Traffic Division personnel focused their efforts on reducing fatal traffic collisions.

After seeing the number of fatal traffic collisions jump by over 7% nationwide in 2020, Central Traffic Division (CTD) personnel spent countless hours focusing on ways to stop the upward trend in the communities they serve. The strategies used during 2021 included directed enforcement, public education campaigns, and working in partnership with the geographic commands in Operations Central Bureau (OCB); Central, Rampart, Hollenbeck, Northeast, and Newton. By looking at traffic patterns and collision trends, decisions on where and when to deploy officers helped effectively use limited resources.

Central Traffic Division’s efforts yielded a successful result for 2021, a 27% reduction in fatal collisions compared with 2020.

The collaborative efforts of CTD’s traffic enforcement officers, collision investigators, detectives, and special enforcement officers clearly show what can be accomplished by having a common goal: saving Angeleno lives. Central Traffic Division, with our OCB and community partners, is committed to reducing deaths due to traffic collisions in 2022 with the continued tenacity and enthusiasm displayed daily by Los Angeles Police Department officers.

Further road safety information can be found via CTD social media sites:

Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24, YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic”

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.