Northridge to North Hollywood

Deadliest Intersections Friday

From Northridge to North Hollywood, LAPD officers will be looking for lawbreakers at the intersections that have claimed the most lives.

LAPD to Ticket Drivers at the Valley's 5 Deadliest Intersections Friday

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Police will be out in force Friday searching for scofflaws at the Valley’s deadliest intersections.

The LAPD’s Directed Enforcement Task Force will be issuing citations at the five Valley intersections that have seen the most wrecks and fatalities over the last year, said Officer Don Imman.

“We did an analysis of intersections in the Valley involving fatalities, severe injuries and injuries in the past calendar year,” said Imman.

The five deadliest intersections in the Valley are:

“We assigned officers to each of intersections, and they will focus on moving violations, running red lights, speed approaching intersections and pedestrian violations,” added Imman.

The task force “is a data-driven effort that brings a laser focus to locations and causes of crashes, preventable through education, enforcement, and engineering,” the department said in a written release.

Toward that end, Imman reminds drivers to wear their seatbelts, obey the speed limit when approaching intersections, pay attention to the traffic signals and slow down to be able to react to hazards that might not be readily apparent.

“Even if we are not at fault, I think we’d all feel terrible if we are part of an accident that caused injury,” he said.

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Palmdale Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

Advisory: LA County Sheriff’s Depart, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation, Sept. 8, 2015, Palmdale

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Careless motorists, as well as riders, get special scrutiny as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aims to improve Motorcycle Safety.

 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on September 8, 2015, in the City of Palmdale in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.  Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.  Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes.  They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation.

Motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010 but then rose 23 percent by 2012. Operations like this are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward.  Over the course of the past 3 years, motorcycle-involved collisions have resulted in 850 fatal and injury crashes.

 

California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs by both riders and drivers alike.

 

Safety tips for riders – See and Be Seen:

•       Ride with lights on during daylight hours

•       Use your lane position to increase visibility; change lanes only when there is ample room

•       Match your speed to surrounding traffic

•       Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet and brightly colored, protective clothing

 

Safety tips for drivers – Share the Road:

•       Look twice for motorcyclists, especially when entering the roadway, turning or changing lanes

•       Motorcyclist are allowed in HOV lanes unless prohibited by signage

 

Riders are urged to get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at www.CA-msp.org or 1-877 RIDE 411 (1-877-743-3411).

 

Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/. The message to all drivers and motorcyclists is: share in the responsibility and do your part by safely “sharing the road.”

 

MEDIA NOTES: To schedule an interview regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Operations, please contact Sergeant Daniel A. Dail at 323-890-5400 or via email at DADail@lasd.org.

Written by:

Deputy Brent Bunch

Palmdale Station

Sergeant Daniel A. Dail

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