As part of its ongoing efforts to increase traffic safety and reduce traffic collisions, officers from the South San Francisco Police Department fanned out across the streets on Saturday April 4th on the day before Easter Sunday looking for speeders. Specially-trained officers conducted speed enforcement on Hillside Boulevard, Sister Cities Boulevard, South Spruce Avenue, 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 56 speeding citations in the one day crackdown. One driver was cited for driving at 81 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone (41 miles per hour over the limit) on El Camino Real and another driver was cited for driving at 80 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone (40 MPH over the limit) on Sister Cities Boulevard at Hillside Boulevard.
This operation was just another in 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.