Traffic Enforcement Sting Operation

March 1, 2002

Traffic Enforcement Officers Will Conduct a Sting Operation Targeting Motorists Who Fail to Yield to Pedestrians
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Woodman Avenue and Parthenia Street
7:00 a.m.
Reseda Boulevard and Vincennes Street
11:00 a.m.
Los Angeles: In 2001, the Valley Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department experienced a 19% increase in fatal traffic collisions over the figures for the year 2000. Forty three percent of these fatal traffic collisions were of vehicle vs. pedestrians.
In an effort to reduce the incidence of pedestrian involved traffic collisions, officers from Valley Traffic Division will be conducting a sting operation at two heavily traveled intersections. Officers dressed in plain clothes will be crossing the street at the marked crosswalks at Woodman Avenue and Parthenia Street, and at Reseda Boulevard and Vincennes Street. Other traffic enforcement officers will be ready to stop and cite motorists who fail to yield to the pedestrians.
Sergeant Larry Taylor, Valley Traffic Division, will be at scene directing the operations and providing the media with pertinent traffic related figures and statistics. Sergeant Taylor can be reached at 818-756-8381.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.