LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There is now a safer way to cross a busy street in Glassell Park.
On Tuesday morning, Los Angeles city workers finished installing new flashing beacons at Avenue 35 and Eagle Rock Boulevard.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Suspected In Killings
There was already a crosswalk in place, but now pedestrians can press a button and lights will flash to warn drivers to stop.READ MORE: Historic Flight Of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Postponed Several Days Due To Technical Issue
The area is known for speeding. Even with the new lights, CBSLA saw one woman who had to wait for a car to pass while walking through the crosswalk.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine To Be In Short Supply Next Week Just As Residents 16 And Older Become Eligible
The hope is that drivers will pay attention and slow down for pedestrians.