Following the recent fiery car accident on Ventura Boulevard that tragically resulted in the deaths of three adults, the office of Councilmember Paul Krekorian is continuing to work closely with the LAPD Valley Traffic to cut down on dangerous speeding in Studio City and beyond.
On Sept. 9, three died when their speeding car crashed into a local pizzeria, which subsequently caught on fire as a result of the accident.
With an uptick in speeding incidents throughout the Valley - some with fatal consequences - the office of the Councilmember has taken steps to increase public safety efforts surrounding the issue. As a result, a speed trailer will be set up on Ventura Boulevard near Tujunga Avenue to address speed safety concerns.
Previously, the Councilmember's office secured a speed trailer on Magnolia Boulevard near Ben Avenue, where two women were fatally electrocuted trying to save a car crash victim who may have been speeding down the Valley Village street. Another speed trailer has also been set up on Riverside Drive and Oakwood Avenue where speeding has been a general concern of residents.
"As a society, we have to say enough is enough," Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. "My office will do everything it can to encourage safe driving, but the drivers who put lives at risk throughout the San Fernando Valley have to slow down and realize that there are horrific consequences to speeding and recklessness."
In addition to speed trailers, Councilmember Krekorian is also participating in a Driver Safety Fair slated on Oct. 20 at Notre Dame High School.
The event, put on by the Conor Lynch Foundation, will feature interactive opportunities for teens, parents and families to learn about the most dangerous driving situations and how to avoid them.