Supervisor Don Knabe announced today that the County of Los Angeles has purchased 10 new radar speed trailers for use by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) exclusively in the County’s unincorporated areas.
The radar speed trailers were purchased by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works with a $160,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The trailers will be utilized by the 10 CHP Southern Division offices servicing the unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County, and will be temporarily set up at locations where speeding problems persist. Under the California State Constitution, the CHP is charged with providing traffic enforcement in the unincorporated areas of California’s counties.
Within the Rowland Heights community, the CHP is planning to deploy the trailers on streets that have been previously identified as having problems with speeding drivers, such as Saleroso Drive, Fullerton Road, Colima Road, Pathfinder Road, and Victoria Avenue.
These radar trailers will help to ensure that motorists driving through our unincorporated communities are mindful of the speed limit in the area and follow it, said Supervisor Knabe.
Maintaining safe traffic flow throughout our communities is a priority with the Department of Public Works and I am very pleased to be able to provide the CHP with these trailers, explained Don Wolfe, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.