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Officers ramp up traffic enforcement around Blue Line in downtown L.A.

Commuters passing the downtown L.A. stretch of the Metro Blue Line on Wednesday morning should  encounter a large traffic enforcement operation.

More than 40 motorcycle officers from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the LAPD were deployed to the area to ticket jaywalkers and drivers caught using cellphones and making illegal left turns, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The crackdown is a response to a recent string of deadly accidents involving Blue Line trains, cars and pedestrians.

MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo said the operation will end at 11 a.m. The Metro Blue Line runs from downtown L.A. to Long Beach.

-- Kate Linthicum

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Another waste of Taxpayer Funding and Deployment of Uniform Personnel........ How about deploying Motor-Officers on the Weekends to Cite all of those Sturgis Loving Hardley Davidson Riders for having Modified Mufflers/Exhausts Pipes installed on their motorcycles....... A simple decibel reader will help and you would round-up thousands in CVC Violations...... I can't have any modifications installed in my truck exhaust, so why can Bikers get a free ride every day of the week? Go figure!

Good job. I drive down Long Beach Boulevard along the blue line every day and it's every driver for themself over here!

Good way to bust people for being stupid and for the municipalities to make some easy money.


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