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November 20, 2012

News conference to announce LAPD traffic enforcement initiatives directed to motorist
who fail to yield to pedestrians. Also, recommendations on over all shopping safety will
be provided.

•A plain clothes officer will be crossing the street to ensure motorists yield the right of way to pedestrians.  Motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians will be cited.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
10 a.m.
Canyon Plaza Shopping Center
8301 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Commander James H. Cansler, Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Valley Bureau
Captain Jeffrey Bert, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Captain Steve Carmona, Patrol Commanding Officer, Foothill Division
Detective William Bustos, Officer-in-Charge Valley Traffic Division Detectives
Commander William Yarbrough, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Police
In an effort to increase pedestrian safety in our City streets police officers will aggressively
enforce the State’s pedestrian safety laws, especially laws requiring drivers to yield to
pedestrian 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.