I work for a towing company right next to Glendale. I just read an article that you contributed to regarding a police sting for motorists that didn’t stop for pedestrians on Central and Garfield avenues (“Sting like a bunny,” April 1).
I’m having a hard time understanding how this “sting” operation works. By no means am I educated in law enforcement, but I have never gotten a ticket since I started driving six years ago. I consider myself a very safe driver, but on occasions I have stopped for pedestrians who are walking across the street in an unmarked crosswalk.
From my understanding, that would be called jaywalking, and they should be cited for it.
I can’t see in any way why it would be safe for someone to walk out in an unmarked crosswalk and expect vehicles, sometimes traveling far in excess of the speed limit (we all have driven in Glendale, we know this) to stop suddenly when someone pops out of nowhere and crosses the street.