SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Traffic officers with the LAPD were expected to be out in force in the San Fernando Valley Wednesday following a recent string of deadly traffic accidents.
The entire Valley Traffic Division were on patrol from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at high-volume intersections where 20 pedestrians have been fatally struck this year, the Daily News reported.
That number marks an 18 percent jump from the total number of fatalities last year, while the total number of all auto accidents involving pedestrians in the area is up 4 percent year to date, according to Valley Traffic Division.
Sgt. David Delgado with the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO police often use data to determine where and when they need to step up their patrols.