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FEATURING DAMIEN KEVITT - The Los Angeles Times reports that, “312 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2022, a 5% increase over the previous year and a 29% increase over 2020.” Additionally, “159 people [were] killed in collisions involving pedestrians and motorists last year. This is a 19% rise compared with 2021, LAPD data show. An additional 20 people died in collisions involving bicyclists and motorists, an 11% rise.”

Taken together with the violence of police interactions during traffic stops these statistics mean that Los Angeles has among the deadliest streets in the nation.

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