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Teen's fatal accident galvanizes Pacific Palisades

February 20, 2009 |  1:39 pm

The death of an 18-year-old in an auto crash on Palisades Drive last month has galvanized Pacific Palisades into action. The Palisadian-Post, which has been agresssively covering the story, reports there have been a series of community meetings since the incident, focusing on youth driving safety and the safety of the road. More from the paper:

Last Thursday, Highlands resident David Eagle held a meeting for teens to begin a dialogue for finding ways to emphasize safety and good sense among the town's youngest drivers. Eagle and Highlands teenager Eric Bollens (a sophomore at UCLA) have organized the Pali Safety/Westside Safety Committee and are looking for a second youth, preferably a high school junior or sophomore, to co-chair the committee. Last night, a second public meeting was held at Rustic Canyon with Councilman Bill Rosendahl scheduled to attend. The meeting's agenda included discussing residents' suggestions for improving safety on Palisades Drive, as well as hearing recommendations for the road from L.A. Department of Transportation engineers.

-- Shelby Grad