Street Sweepers' Brakes to Be Repaired

From Times Staff Reports

Los Angeles streets will be swept three times a month instead of weekly because the city has removed 50 of its 135 sweepers from service to repair faulty brakes.

The sweepers were taken out of service after city maintenance workers found cracks in the brake plates of several of their Athey-Mobil sweepers. The work is expected to take about 30 days.

In a release, the city Department of Public Works said the work was needed "because of defective brakes caused by a manufacturing or design flaw."

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