It's safe to say most Glendale and Burbank residents probably don't feel safe driving on the Glendale Speedway, aka Glenoaks Boulevard. It has come to the attention of many motorists that Glenoaks Boulevard has become a very common place for speeders, fast cars and young cruisers.
Glendale and Burbank police have done their part in cracking down, but many residents would agree that not enough has been done. Although the speed limit is 40 mph on the boulevard, it has become more of a speed guideline as it is the average speed, which is more like 50 mph. To prevent any more accidents, such as the involving the young 17-year-old boy who crashed speeding and overtaking vehicles a couple of years ago on Glenoaks at Highland Avenue, police must do more.
I have found myself using Glenoaks when the Ventura (134) Freeway has been jammed. Even in the thickest of traffic, I have witnessed on several occasions young drivers weaving in and out of traffic recklessly, even using the shoulder at times. Without a doubt, I am sure that there will be more casualties on this street as long as police presence remains weak on Glenoaks.