50 motorists cited for unsafe driving at rail crossings during sting
Fifty motorists were cited over a two-day period this week for flouting crossing gates at some of Glendale’s most dangerous railroad crossings.
Metrolink, Union Pacific and Glendale police conducted the enforcement campaign Thursday and Friday for crossings at Chevy Chase Drive, Doran Street and Brazil Street because of the large number of vehicles that travel through the intersections to enter the San Fernando industrial corridor.
“We are just trying to educate people that it can ultimately be a very unsafe activity,” Metrolink spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt told the Glendale News-Press.
-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News
Photo: Metrolink workers repair a broken railroad crossing arm at the tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road in Glendale on June 17, 2011. Credit: Raul Roa / Times Community News