Police will be cracking down on dangerous driving at five intersections in South L.A. that officials say are particularly dangerous.
LAPD spokeswoman Jenny Houser said the crackdown will last through next Tuesday, August 16th. It's aim is to tame intersections that data show have the highest rate of fatal crashes.
"The goal of this is to reduce the number of traffic collisions at specific intersections that have the highest incidence of fatalities," she said.
- Vermont Avenue at Martin Luther King Boulevard
- Hoover Street at 43rd Street
- La Cienega Boulevard at Rodeo Road
- Broadway at Manchester Avenue
- Adams Boulevard at La Brea Avenue
Several other intersections will see more police patrols as well. Those include:
- Florence Ave at Crenshaw Blvd.
- Manchester Ave at Figueroa Street
- Imperial Highway at Avalon Blvd
- Slauson Ave at Western Ave.
The effort is part of the city's Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths by 2025, according to Houser.
The concept makes protecting human life on roadways the top priority. All decisions about road modifications, design and enforcement must be made with safety as the guiding principle.