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Police officer dresses up as fluffy bunny for traffic sting

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Next time, stop for any bunnies you see crossing the street.



    Cops dressed up as the large bunny couple and issued 12 citations to motorists who didn't yield while the two were in the crosswalk. They also issued 31 warnings and impounded one car during the four-hour operation.

    The sting was held with spring break and the holiday weekend just days away, when the potential for traffic mishaps increases. The officers sent out a stern message to motorists -- slow down.

    "We're coming up on spring break," said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Dale Turner, in charge of the motorcycle squad. "The possibility for another fatality is heightened."

    Officer Kurt Garcia, a.k.a. Peter Rabbit looks at one of the citations written by Officer Richard Todd, left.
    (John Lazar / Daily News)
    Officers conducted a similar sting in December when Santa Claus -- at the same intersection -- inked 28 tickets and gave stern warnings to 10 others.

    With more than 2,800 miles of roads, the Valley historically has the highest number of traffic fatalities of any area of Los Angeles.

    This year so far, police have recorded four fatalities.

    Police picked the intersection for the sting because of its track record, and its location near a school.

    Although the city's Department of Transportation has added warning signs, and painted a bold ladder-style crosswalk there, police have recorded one serious injury, and several major and minor injury crashes over the past few years, Turner said.

    During the sting, police handed to motorists fliers issued from the Automobile Club of Southern California with suggestions on how to be more aware of pedestrians in the street.

    AAA said it began the pedestrian safety campaign last year, in an effort to cut the high numbers of pedestrian fatalities across the Southland. AAA said about 3,500 kids ages 5-14 were killed or injured in 2000, the latest statistics available.

    "There are problems on both sides," said Carole Thorp, an AAA spokeswoman. "Motorists are going too fast. And there are pedestrians who are perhaps not being careful enough crossing the street."
  2. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

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  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I don't write it. Just report it. :eek:
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I still don't understand why people don't jaywalk in Cali...