Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

In Arcadia, Police Ticket School Parents for Traffic and Parking Violations via Video

arcadia-police-schools.jpg
Photo via the Arcadia Police Department
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Have you ever been to a public school during drop-off or pick-up time? It's a madhouse and parents are willing to break the law -- great example, guys! -- to get in and out fast. In the Los Angeles suburb Aracadia of the San Gabriel Valley, some members of the community and police have had enough. Today the city's police department is reminding the public that they have a unique way enforce traffic violations around schools. Police learned that education, traditional enforcement and engineering changes to the street have helped, but not enough as violations continue to occur.

So what do they do? They sit a camera near the school and record the action. Later, traffic officers process the video and mail citations to the registered owners of a violator vehicles. Violations that occur often include double parking, dropping off or picking up a passenger while stopped in traffic and stopping in a red zone.

Does it work? It must as they've doing this since 2006.