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 February 27th, looking for speeders. Specially-trained officers conducted enforcement on El Camino Real, on Hillside Boulevard, and on Sister Cities Boulevard. Each of these streets have a significant traffic collision rates. Drivers who are speeding or traveling at unsafe speeds is the most common traffic collision factor (cause) 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 58 speeding citations in the one day saturation patrol. One driver was cited for driving at 70 MPH in the posted 40 MPH zone (30 miles per hour over the limit). Three drivers were cited for driving without a valid driver’s license in addition to speeding.
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 .