GLENDALE — Officers have stepped up enforcement of motorcycle laws this month as part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of rider deaths.
Glendale police cited more than 20 people, mostly for speeding, on local freeways during an enforcement operation Sunday, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Officers looked for motorists and motorcyclists who violated traffic laws.
More than 100 motorcyclists were injured and four riders were killed from 2003 to 2007 in Glendale, he said.
"For me, four motorcyclists killed is too many," Smith said.
While the figures are lower than the statewide average, Smith said enforcement is critical because many riders travel through the city.