GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Because of a 72% uptick in fatal crashes, Glendale Police Department's Traffic Division, along with El Mirage and Peoria police departments, is conducting large scale traffic enforcement crackdowns on drivers refusing to follow the rules of the road.

[WATCH: Glendale Police cracks down on drivers 'Caught Misbehaving']

Stanley Roberts was invited to ride with officers to watch as they conduct the enforcement, which is scheduled to last for a couple of months.

Drivers were cited for various violations, like ignoring regulatory signs, speeding, running red lights and being distracted, just to name a few.

Most drivers who were stopped claimed to not be aware of the laws they were stopped for, and some denied ever violating any traffic laws.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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