As part of its ongoing efforts to increase traffic safety and reduce traffic collisions, officers from the South San Francisco Police Department flooded the streets on Friday November 7th looking for speeders. Specially-trained officers conducted enforcement on the 1200 block of El Camino Real near Kaiser Hospital. El Camino Real has one of the highest traffic collision rates within the City. Additionally, drivers traveling at an unsafe speed is the most common primary collision factor in South San Francisco.
Officers were equipped with high-tech Lidar devices that use an infrared laser to accurately measure a vehicle’s speed and distance. Officers handed out a total of 47 speeding citations in the one day
saturation patrol. One driver was cited for driving at 74 MPH in the posted 40 MPH zone (34 miles per hour over the limit). Another driver with a suspended license was issued a citation and had his vehicle towed and impounded.
This operation was just one of many ongoing traffic safety operations scheduled to be conducted throughout the rest of this year and next year. The goal of these operations are to get drivers to slow down, be aware, and be safe. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration