Pedestrian Traffic Safety and Enforcement NA15215lp

November 23, 2015

WHAT: Traffic enforcement directed at motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Canyon Plaza Shopping Center 8301 Laurel Canyon Boulevard Sun Valley, CA 91352 (Meet at Ralph’s parking lot Laurel Cyn & Roscoe Boulevard)

WHO: LAPD Captain II Rafael Ramirez, Valley Traffic Division LAPD Detective III William Bustos, Valley Traffic Division Valley Traffic Division Motorcycle Officers (LAPD staff will be available to provide interviews throughout the operation)

WHY: In an effort to increase pedestrian safety in the city of Los Angeles, police officers will enforce the State’s pedestrian safety laws, especially laws requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians within crosswalks.

The State of California has a right-of-way law for pedestrians within crosswalks, either marked or unmarked, which requires drivers to yield to pedestrians and exercise due care for their safety. If stopped and found in violation, officers will issue citations to drivers.

The Los Angeles Police Department wants to remind motorists and pedestrians to be extra cautious when driving or walking across the street at all times, especially during the Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday season.

For more information, please contact Media Relations at (213) 486-5910, or Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021 or cell (213) 841-9060.