LAPD reaches out to the public with Educational Checkpoints NA18008ti

January 16, 2018

What: Educational Checkpoint

When: Friday, January 19, 2018 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Newton Area ¬¬¬¬ Note: Locations of the checkpoints are subject to change or cancelation.

On January 12, 2017, a fatal traffic collision occurred on 49th Street west of Compton Avenue in Newton Division. A bicyclist was struck while crossing 49th Street, and driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid.

In 2017, Central Traffic Division Officers investigated 49 fatalities and over 200 severe injury traffic collisions. Nearly half the people killed on our streets are those who were walking or bicycling, and an alarming number of them are children and older adults. In fact, traffic collisions are a leading cause of death for children in Los Angeles.

Vision Zero Los Angeles is our city’s commitment to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025. As directed by Mayor Garcetti, this citywide effort brings together transportation engineers, police officers, advocates, and policymakers to work together towards creating safer streets. Our focus will be protecting our most vulnerable road users, including children, older adults, and people walking and bicycling.

Vision Zero initiatives have a proven track record in major cities and countries throughout the world. It is time for our Los Angeles vision: zero traffic deaths on our streets by the year 2025.

Additionally: Drivers caught driving impaired through the checkpoint can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.