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News Release

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Media Relations

Traffic Enforcement and Pedestrian Safety Tips NA14223nv

WHAT:
Traffic enforcement directed at motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians.  Recommendations on overall traffic and shopping safety tips will be provided.

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 at Laurel Canyon & Roscoe Boulevard)

WHO:
Detective William Bustos, Officer-in-Charge Valley Traffic Division Detectives
Valley Traffic Division Motorcycle Officers

WHY:
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 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.

Plain clothes officers 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.

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 Valley Traffic Division Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021 or cell (213) 841-9060.


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