Los Angeles works to improve traffic safety around middle schools

April 10, 2009
Traffic incidents near schools have increased significantly

From The Los Angeles Times: The number of serious traffic incidents involving schoolchildren across the 900 Los Angeles public schools has significantly increased, particularly around middle schools, which are not staffed by crossing guards. Last year, two eighth-grade girls were hit by vehicles near school, and one girl was left partly paralyzed. The traffic dangers have become so widespread that the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office will soon begin training parents for volunteer traffic control and safety duty.

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