LAPD targets San Fernando Valley drivers in safety operation

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Los Angeles police targeted drivers at some of the San Fernando Valley's most dangerous intersections on Friday, hoping to send a message about safer driving. (KABC)

Los Angeles police targeted drivers at some of the San Fernando Valley's most dangerous intersections on Friday, hoping to send a message about safer driving.

Drivers were pulled over for speeding, wrong turns and running red lights, among other offenses. One woman's car was towed, police said, because her driver's license had been suspended.

The operation including multiple officers working simultaneously at five locations: Roscoe Boulevard/DeSoto Avenue; Devonshire Street/Woodley Avenue; Sepulveda Boulevard/Nordhoff Street; Vanowen Street/Coldwater Canyon Avenue; Victory Boulevard/Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

On average, sting operations like these result in 240 citations to drivers.

"Over 40,000 reported collisions here in Los Angeles annually and we want to cut that down," said LAPD Lt. David Ferry. "We're focusing specifically on areas with injury collisions. That's what we want to go after first. We want people to be safe."
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