Officers in L.A. to Crack Down on Traffic Violations in Effort to Make Intersections Safer

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The Los Angeles Police Department began a new plan to increase citations at several dangerous intersections around the city on Friday in hopes of eventually making them safer.

The citations will be for general enforcement, according to the LAPD South Traffic Division. These violations can range from speeding to cell phone usage or not wearing a seat belt.

There are many intersections that have seen an increase in car and pedestrian accidents, police said. The plan is a data driven effort to look at the causes of those crashes.

Police will consider issuing a warning for human interest stories, such as an urgent doctor's appointment, according to officials.

The affected intersections include Adams Boulevard at La Brea Avenue, La Cienga Boulevard at Rodeo Drive, Vermont Avenue at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Hoover Street at 43rd Street and Broadway Street at Manchester Avenue.