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LASD - Lomita Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday July 20th, 2016 :: 03:55 p.m. PDT


Zero Tolerance Switchback Enforcement Update

Deputies from Lomita Station will continue with increased traffic enforcement on Palos Verdes Drive East, particularly the area known as “The Switchbacks,” between Crest Road and Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes.  This stretch of roadway has become increasingly popular with motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts from all over the region, drawing complaints of speeding, unsafe passing, reckless driving, and excessive engine noise.  The noise generated by illegally-modified motorcycle exhaust systems is a major quality of life concern and infringes on the peace and tranquility of nearby residential neighborhoods.
Since deputies started their “ZERO TOLERANCE” approach to violations last May, a total of 33 citations have been written on this stretch of roadway.  The majority of citations (22) were issued to motorcyclists for a variety of violations including loud exhaust, no license plates, speeding, and crossing the double yellow lines.  In addition, 2 arrests were made and a motorcycle and a passenger car were impounded.
Our goal is to protect all users of the roadway and to preserve peace in the area.  We also ask all motorists to be mindful of safety on this narrow stretch of road, which is also heavily traveled by bicyclists and pedestrians.
Lomita Sheriff’s Station provides law enforcement services to the cities of Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and unincorporated communities in San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
You can partner to prevent or report crime by contacting Lomita Sheriff’s Station at (310) 539-1661 to report suspicious activity. Or if you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637,) or by using the website
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Captain Dan Beringer
Lomita Sheriff’s Station

LASD - Lomita Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
26123 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717

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