59 Speeders Issued Citations in South San Francisco
As part of its ongoing efforts to increase traffic safety and reduce traffic collisions, officers from South San Francisco Police Department fanned out across the streets on Friday January 30th looking for speeders. Specially-trained officers conducted speed enforcement on Sister Cities Boulevard, Oyster Point Boulevard, and Westborough Boulevard. All of these streets are major arterial roadways with significant speed-related collision rates. Over the last few years, drivers traveling at unsafe speeds were the most common primary collision factor (cause of the traffic collision) 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 59 speeding citations in the one day saturation patrol. One driver was cited for driving at 76 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone (36 miles per hour over the limit). Two drivers were cited for driving with suspended licenses and one driver was cited for driving without a valid license.
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.