OEHS Traffic and Pedestrian Safety
The leading cause of death of California children
under 12 years of age is auto-related collisions involving child
passengers, pedestrians or bicyclists. The goal of the OEHS Traffic
and Pedestrian Safety Program is to raise the sensitivity and
consciousness of children to become safe pedestrians
and bike, scooter, and skateboard riders.
The School Safe Traffic Program is
endorsed by the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), Los
Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(LASD), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Department
of Transportation (LADOT), Los Angeles County Superior Court Juvenile
Traffic Division, Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Los Angeles
City Attorney, and various Police Departments in cities where LAUSD
schools are located. The collective focus is on safety through education
Parents, teachers and school administrators interested in learning
more about traffic and pedestrian safety may are encouraged to
visit our Traffic and
Pedestrian Safety Documents and Links
page, or contact the OEHS Traffic and Pedestrian Safety
Program at (213) 241-3199.
OEHS provides pedestrian routes to
school for each school located within the City of Los Angeles.
The map shows the recommended crossings to school. Pedestrian route maps should be distributed to the students and their parents
and a copy posted in the main office. To find the map for a
school please visit the following page:
OEHS has created
Reference Guide, 4492.1, School Traffic Safety, to assist school
administrators in requesting traffic surveys, speed limit signs,
pavement markings, crossing guards or other assistance to resolve
traffic safety issues.
Safety Valet Program
OEHS is encouraging schools to implement a Safety Valet Program to improve student safety during morning drop-off
times. In addition to improving student safety, the program provides more fluid movement of vehicular traffic directly
around schools. For additional information on the School Valet Program, please refer to Reference Guide No. 5496.1,
Implementing a Safety Valet Program at Schools, or Safety Alert 11-04, Safety Valet Program
. Safety Valet Kit ordering information is available by CLICKING HERE.
The Metro Transit
Education Program provides transit education to the public and
schools along the Metro Rail Lines (Blue, Gold and Red Lines).
It offers students the opportunity to ride the train and receive
specific safety information, site specific presentations in the
schools and a mobile theatre. The goal of the Transit
Education Program is to increase public awareness and teach
residents of the Los Angeles County how to live safely around trains
and buses. Contact the Metro Community Relations Department
for more information at (213) 922-4050 or visit
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