Secret Group Paints Los Angeles Crosswalks in Effort to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths
A secret group has taken it upon themselves to paint crosswalks at busy intersections throughout the City of Los Angeles. A group called “Crosswalk Collective LA” has painted numerous crosswalks the city says shouldn’t be there.
One such crosswalk, painted at the intersection of Romaine Street and Serrano Avenue, was welcomed by the community. A concerned resident of East Hollywood said he “…was glad those white lines were there,” reports NBC4 as pedestrian deaths have been on the rise.
On Twitter, the group says, “Until the city council acts, we paint crosswalks.” After years of officially requesting more crosswalks and other pedestrian safety measures, the group says city council members were actively hostile (in regard to safer streets) to their requests and were met with delays. Crosswalk Collective LA states car accident-related deaths are the number one cause of death for children in the city.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), more than half of the 200 people tragically killed in car accident-related deaths are pedestrians and cyclists. Sadly, many of the victims killed are young children, reports the LADOT.
More than 1,000 pedestrians are tragically killed every year in the state of California, reports the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, which is the highest pedestrian fatality rate of any state in the nation.
Why are so many pedestrian deaths occurring? Experts believe several factors have contributed to the uptick in preventable pedestrian deaths, such as:
- High levels of stress, which affect driver behavior
- Roads that aren’t designed for pedestrians, but only vehicle traffic
- Delays in implementing safety precautions
- Lack of driver accountability
- Speeding or excessive
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
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