South San Francisco, CA June 16, 2016 Submitted by San Mateo County Police Chiefs & Sheriff Association
191 Traffic Stops and 178 Citations
Burlingame, CA – On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, twenty traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County participated in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). This was the sixth deployment of a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County in 2016. Traffic officers focused their efforts in San Bruno and South San Francisco between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Officers made 191 traffic enforcement stops and issued 178 citations. Of the 178 citations issued, 37 citations were issued for cell phone violations
35 citations were issued for speed violations 21 citations were issued for seatbelt violations
16 citations were issued for stop sign violations 11 citations were issued for red light violations
8 citations were issued for violating pedestrian in crosswalk right of way
Additionally, one driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and two drivers were cited for being unlicensed.
The participating officers remained committed to making a high volume of traffic stops in this coordinated saturation effort, while maintaining the highest levels of community awareness and professionalism. The number of stops and citations during this most recent deployment reflect a sustained enthusiasm for this program and traffic safety on the Peninsula.
This is the sixth deployment in a number of planned multi-agency saturation deployments scheduled to be performed throughout San Mateo County in the coming year. The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff’s Association and the Redwood City Area of the California Highway Patrol have all committed to this important safety initiative. These planned multi-agency saturation deployments will continue throughout San Mateo County in 2016.
Agencies Participating in San Mateo County S.T.E.P:
Belmont PD, Burlingame PD, California Highway Patrol, Colma PD, Daly City PD, East Palo Alto PD, Foster City PD, Menlo Park PD, Pacifica PD, Redwood City PD, San Bruno PD, San Mateo PD, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, San Mateo County Public Safety Communications, and South San Francisco PD.