Watch your speed

Let's Keep RPV Roadways Safe

To help reduce crashes, as well as prevent injuries resulting from speeding and aggressive driving, Lomita Station deputies conduct daily enforcement operations, but traffic enforcement alone will not solve the problem. Speeding and aggressive driving can only be reduced if drivers actively choose to do their part. 

Your actions can help maintain and improve the safety of the roads in RPV.

Speeding is Not Worth the Cost

Keeping roadways safe is a shared responsibility. It is important that citizens understand the significance of obeying speed limits and all traffic laws. Drivers must pay particular attention to speed limit sign changes to ensure that city roadways stay safe for all. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when a car is going 40 mph, two in 10 pedestrians struck survive.  When a car is going 30 mph, six out of 10 pedestrians survive. Speed limits are there for a reason.

Speeding comes at a high price. For the speeding driver, there are fines and potentially lost driving privileges and criminal charges. For other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, there could be fatal consequences.  According to the NHTSA, about one-third of vehicle fatalities are the result of speeding. It is a high price to pay for traveling a few extra miles per hour. Speeding is not worth the cost!

How to Report Speeding

If you are aware of a dangerous condition or a continual traffic violation, report it to the Lomita Sheriff’s Station’s non-emergency line at (310) 539-1661. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 to immediately report the problem.

Gather information about the speeding problem:

  • Where is the problem occurring?
  • What is the primary address, block, or cross streets?
  • What time(s) of the day is the problem occurring?
  • What day(s) of the week is the problem occurring?

If you see someone driving in a dangerously reckless manner, including swerving, speeding, texting, or behaving aggressively, you should call 9-1-1.

Only call 9-1-1 if you feel the driver is posing a danger to others, as 9-1-1 is intended for emergency situations. It should not be used for simple motor vehicle violations.

If you do call 9-1-1:

  • Be sure to pull over first so you can stay safe and do not become a danger to others.
  • Tell the operator your location, a description of the vehicle and their direction of travel.
  • Do not attempt to follow the car or take pictures as these actions could increase the hazards of the situation.
  • Be sure to exercise caution and maintain a safe following distance from the dangerous driver.

If you can safely record the license plate number, state of origin and vehicle make, model and color, this will be useful for deputies to locate the offender.