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Police crackdown in Glendale nabs 75 speeders

More than 70 motorists were cited over the weekend in a citywide speed enforcement effort in Glendale in which drivers were caught reaching speeds of up to 63 mph on city streets, police reported.

Six Glendale police officers were assigned to the enforcement detail from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday on city streets in mostly northwest Glendale, Sgt. Dennis Smith said.

Police cited 75 drivers for speeding, including one motorist for traveling at 63 mph and several others who were traveling at more than 50 mph on Victory Boulevard, he said. The speed limit on Victory Boulevard is 35 mph.

About 18% of Glendale’s traffic collisions are related to speeding, he said.

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Comments () | Archives (5)

For once the Glendale Police Department has done something which I, as a longtime resident in Glendale can finally be proud of. God Bless the Glendale Police Department for finally cracking down on something, that we law-abiding citizens are just so fed up with.

It has been going on for too long, but complaints about these street thugs have always somehow fallen on deaf ears. Glendale never used to be like this. It was always a safe and quiet suburban community. Speeding vehicles and reckless drivers up and down Magnolia and Victory Blvd into a living nightmare. Without making this a racial issue, (and it's not, believe me) but I will almost bet anything that 90 % of the violators were in fact, Armenian? The question is rhetorical, as I have witnessed this activity first hand myself.

Finally!!! This needs to be a weekly event. Glenoaks has become a dangerous street to drive on.

I'd bet that the drivers were not Armenian, but they could have been American of Armenian dissent. Let's stop being racist.

I may not like cops, but its a good thing that they pulled them over and cited them. I mean who knows, maybe they wouldve hit some incocent person like they did to the older man. Good Jobs Guys

This isn't the first time they have enforced Victory on the downhill side of Western. I wish they would do more enforcing on Glenoaks Blvd. My friend has had her parked car hit twice.


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