SSFPD Media Release: 75 Drivers Issued Citations in Speeding Crackdown

South San Francisco, CA   August 9, 2016  Submitted by SSFPD  SSFPD logo color

On Monday August 8, 2016, traffic officers fanned out across South San Francisco in another one-day crackdown looking for speeding d1ivers. This traffic enforcement saturation  patrol  was just  one of many being completed  on various days throughout this year.   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 optical sighting systems that can differentiate between vehicles; this allows officers to target the fastest vehicle on a roadway  and obtain an exact speed   reading.

 

During the crackdown, officers targeted roadways in the City that are known complaint areas  and/or streets that have high injury or fatality traffic collision rates where speed was the primary cause of the accidents. The streets enforced during the saturation patrols were: West Orange Avenue, El Camino Real, and  Sister Cities Boulevard.   During the crackdown, officers handed   out a total of 69 speeding citations and 6 citations for various other offenses. Two unlicensed drivers were also  cited.

 

The drivers issued speeding citations were traveling an average of 15 MPH or higher over the posted speed limit. The goal of these operations is to remind motorists to drive with caution, obey the speed limit, and drive safely.  Remember, “Don’t Speed or You’ll be Next”.

1 comment for “SSFPD Media Release: 75 Drivers Issued Citations in Speeding Crackdown

  1. Bill Demeter
    August 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Red light runners in SSF concern me a lot more than speeders!

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