SSFPD Media Release: 51 Speeders Issued Citations on Friday January 15 2016

South San Francisco, CA    January 18, 2016 Submitted by SSFPD  SSFPD logo color

On Friday January 15th, traffic officers fanned out across the City  looking  for speeding drivers. This was another one-day saturation patrol out of more than  14 more to be completed  throughout the next ten months in South San Francisco. Funding for this program was provided  by  a grant  from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Each saturation patrol  consists of specially-trained  officers using  new state-of-the-art lidar  devices to check driver’s speeds. Lidar is a highly-accurate laser device that measures distances down to inches and exact speeds of vehicles.  The lidar devices are equipped  with  special   sighting systems that can differentiate between different vehicles, allowing officers to target the fastest vehicle  on a roadway  and obtain an exact speed   reading.


Officers targeted roadways in the City that have high injury or fatality traffic collision rates where speed was the primary cause of the accident. These streets included El Camino Real, Sister Cities Boulevard, and Hillside Boulevard . During the crackdown on Friday, officers handed  out 51  speeding citations.


Motorists are reminded  to drive with  caution, obey the speed  limit, and drive safely.  Remember  to  “Don’t  Speed  or You’ll  be Next”.

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