June 19 San Mateo County to see increased traffic enforcement S.T.E.P.

San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement

Program (S.T.E.P.)

South San Francisco, Ca June 12, 2013
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Everything South City gave a ‘Heads Up‘ about this upcoming increased law enforcement per the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association press release.  We added our own reminders to also remember as long as a person is on the street you can not continue to drive – you must wait until they reach the sidewalk before moving on. And we encourage pedestrians to please look where you are walking and not on your phone.

Some of our followers responded with some interesting comments that we will share here:

Judee Potsie I wish they will tell the people behind me, honking their horns, because they don’t know. Yes, I stay & wait! I knew somebody who got a ticket for the exact same reason.

Lucinda Denning as I was walking home in Daly City damn person didn’t want to stop while I was crossing the sidewalk.

Michele Ferrario Burbano Pedestrians need to pay attention as well, I was in the middle of the intersection and this man just jumps of the curb so I stop and now I am blocking traffic.

Steemin’ Freeman Barbecue Sauce Even before cell phones, this was the law. I got a ticket in 1983, for the pedestrian being in a crosswalk, TWICE! They were in no danger at all, at that time! But, Now!! Please!!!!! Please!!!!! Hang up your cell phone!!! The roads out there are getting more and more crazy each and every day! If you are ever in a car accident, with a cell phone involved.. Ya, You will be left wondering, Why?

Eve Vuillemainroy Tickets=revenue! Jay-walking tickets=equity!

Muriel Pleasic Peninger yes which so many do not do!!!!and school zones, it is summer school time too drivers. So no honking to those people who do the speed limits around school !!!I have seen so many people doing this in a school zone. kids parents standing on the curbs cars zooming by them and this is in Santa Rosa Too! And then again I see parents dragging kids’ in-between cars and pulling them across the street. Thus u r wrong in hitting a ped. unless you have witnesses to prove otherwise.



San Mateo County STEP Program Responds to Four Recent Fatal Pedestrian Collisions through Heightened Enforcement

On June 19th, over twenty traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will participate in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). This collaborative law enforcement deployment aims to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. In light of four recent traffic collisions that resulted in the death of pedestrians in Central San Mateo County alone, the June 19th effort will focus on pedestrian safety in Foster City, San Mateo, Hillsborough, and Burlingame.

Within the last two months, four pedestrians have been killed in traffic collisions in Central San Mateo County (San Mateo, Foster City, and Burlingame). Consequently, STEP will be placing a heightened focus on pedestrian safety and awareness. The expectation is that this collaborative monthly detail will yield cities immediate and tangible solutions to traffic issues, and make San Mateo County safer for motorists and pedestrians. Officers will be taking enforcement action against observed violations with the intention of correcting unsafe behavior. The San Mateo Police Department has also begun conducting pedestrian safety seminars throughout their City, specifically addressing senior citizens and offering ways in which to avoid collisions with drivers whom fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians.

Last month’s deployment in Pacifica, San Bruno, and South San Francisco consisted of twenty-one officers from numerous San Mateo County agencies, and resulted in over 200 citations for unsafe driving behavior. This emphasis on correcting unsafe driving habits will remain the goal throughout the June enforcement action in Foster City, San Mateo, Hillsborough, and Burlingame.

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