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LAPD will crack down on these dangerous South LA intersections

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 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.
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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. 

They include: 

Several other intersections will see more police patrols as well. Those include: 

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.