LAPD brought it's Santa in the Crosswalk sting to Los Feliz today, sending the jolly, red-suited guy back and forth across Vermont between the Post Office and Fred 62 in order to test motorist compliance with the crosswalk rules.
The motorists, and this is no surprise to anyone who walks in Los Feliz, failed miserably. According to a reliable witness (Cami, of course), the cops netted 3 non-right-of-way-yielding scofflaws within minutes of each other.
I have to say that the crosswalk there is not
but the sting does point out the fact that people cutting through the neighborhood to the 5 do not, as a rule, concern themselves with the safety of pedestrians, or anyone else for that matter.
Rush hour along Vermont and it's many side streets is a noisy, dangerous affair, a mechanistic grind of stop signs run, horns blown, brakes screeched, and curses shouted. It's a madhouse, truly.
I mean, if you won't stop for St. Nick, who are you gonna stop for?