Pico Rivera officials and police are trying to put an end to cruising, in which scores of juveniles and adults take to the streets at night to show off their cars and socialize.
Over the past two months, police have been stepping up efforts to curb the crusing along Whittier Boulevard and other main streets on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
"We're optimistic that enforcement efforts are working," said Sgt. Rick Adams of the county Sheriff's Department. "We've noticed that the traffic is more controlable."
From Aug. 23 through 27, police cited 313 cruisers along the main streets, Adams said. Usually, police issue an average of 550 citations for moving and parking violations and tow away about 14 cars and motorcycles over a two-week period, Sheriff's Capt. Tom Sams said.