Release| UPD News; Cal State L.A.


CSULA Police Department contacts:

Lizette Juarez,

Sergeant Christine Dosland,

Note to editors and news directors:

Reporters are invited to attend the “One-stop Safety Shop” and to
present their vehicle for inspection.


Pre-ignition checklist:


vehicle safe?                 Check!



vehicle legal?               Check!



driver paying


Driver!)   Check!



Agencies, advocates team to offer free, no-citation vehicle inspections;
lessons on dangers of distractions; and—while it lasts—free food from

Los Angeles, CA

– Using free vehicle inspections, the promise of no citations, and free
food (while it lasts) as enticements, a group of law enforcement
agencies and driving-safety advocates is encouraging drivers to visit a
one-stop driving-safety shop Saturday, May 15, at Cal State L.A.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at several stations in front of the
University-Student Union
, police officers will conduct personal
vehicle inspections. Drivers will also be able to visit booths to learn
more from safe-driving organizations. 

Participants will learn how to check their own vehicles for equipment
violations. They will also be able to get information on vehicle safety,
the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and the
most common cause of death among teenage drivers—distracted driving.

If traffic volume permits, every vehicle will be inspected for equipment
violations, with drivers given a list of corrections needed. No
citations will be issued
Pedestrians are also welcome.     

To present the one-stop shop for safer driving, Cal State L.A.’s
University Police Department (UPD) is working with the
University-Student Union, Los Angeles Police Department Traffic Control
Division, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Insurance,
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Impact Teen Drivers.

According to Cal State L.A. UPD Chief Greg King, “We have seen a growing
number of equipment violation citations in our community.  We hope to
assist the public with information on how to keep their vehicles safe
and legal on the road.  Drivers who are conscientious about their
vehicles are usually conscientious about their driving.”

UPD Sgt. Christine Dosland said, “We want to educate the public about
the laws that govern their vehicle’s equipment, about low-cost insurance
options, and about the dangers of distracted and reckless driving.  We
offer this service in order to keep our community safe and to give the
public a chance to speak to a police officer regarding their vehicle
without fear of being cited.  Teenagers and children are also welcome,
and we will have safe-driving and crime-prevention resources for them,
too. ”

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Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12.
Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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