GLENDALE — Police officers issued more than 150 citations to speeding motorists and distracted drivers as they fanned across Glendale’s busiest thoroughfares in the past week.
Officers cited 94 motorists for speeding and 78 drivers for talking on cell phones or texting while driving on city streets, Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Grant-funded speed enforcements typically yield 70 to 80 citations, Smith said.
“It was a little higher than normal,” he said.
Police are likely to see more speeders this summer, especially at night, he added.
Speeders were spotted on Whiting Woods and San Fernando roads, Honolulu, Pacific and Pennsylvania avenues, and Brand, East Glenoaks and Victory boulevards.
Police cited 21 motorists — mostly for speeding — on Victory Boulevard alone, and another 13 in the Whiting Woods area, Smith said.
On Monday, motorists were cited for talking, texting, distracted driving and other traffic violations.
Police plan to continue their enforcement until the grant funding ends Sept. 30, Smith said.