SSFPD Media Release: 51 Drivers Issued Citations

South San Francisco, CA  August 14, 2017  Submitted by SSFPD  

51 Drivers Issued Citations  in Speeding Crackdown

 

On  Monday August 14th 2017 traffic officers fanned out across South San Francisco in another one-day crackdown looking for speeding drivers. 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 pecial 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.   During the crackdown,  officers handed  out a total of 51 speeding citations. One driver with a suspended license was also cited and his vehicle was towed and impounded.

 

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”.

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