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Los Angeles county is large and ecompasses a variety of cities, towns, and communities known for its vehicle traffic, and for its high accident rates. Within Los Angeles county, there are also a great number of unincorporated communities that make up about 65 percent of the land throughout Los Angeles County.
Some of these unincorporated areas include communities like Avocado Heights, Baldwin Hills, Valinda, and Topanga. These 120 unincorporated areas, home to more than 1 million people, are not governed by the Los Angeles county government, but rather their own local governments or the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Traffic deaths throughout Los Angeles County’s unincorporated communities have increased by 28 percent throughout the time span of 2013 to 2017. A plan to implement traffic safety in Los Angeles’ unincorporated areas was introduced in 2017 and was approved to move forward on Aug. 4th, 2020. The project titled Vision Zero: A Plan for Safer Roadways will be taken on by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths in these unincorporated areas by 2035.
Dangerous driving conditions and drivers on the roadways of unincorporated areas throughout Los Angeles County account for an average of about 1 death every 5 days. The majority of these fatal traffic accidents, about 85 percent of them, were caused by six main factors: speeding, improper turning, driving or riding under the influence, failing to yield, pedestrian violations, and failure to yield to traffic signs. Speeding, improper turning, and driving or riding under the influence accounted for more than half of these fatal crashes.
Vision Zero will implement the following solutions to help make the roads of unincorporated areas safer for all:
These investments for safer roadways for Los Angeles’s unincorporated communities are long overdue. With this project underway, we hope to see it accomplish reduced, and eventually eliminated, traffic deaths in these areas.