SSFPD Media Release: 68 Drivers Issued Citations in Speeding Crackdown

South San Francisco, CA   July 10, 2018  Press Release

On Monday July 9th, officers from a special traffic enforcement detail conducted speeding enforcement operations on various streets throughout the city. This traffic enforcement saturation patrol was one of many being completed on various days throughout the 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 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 handed  out a total  of 68 citations.  Officer focused  enforcement on streets in the city with high traffic collision rates and in response to citizen’s complaints. The average speed cited was over 15 miles per hour over the speed limit on the various roadways.


If you choose to speed in South San Francisco, expect to get a citation  at a minimum.  The goal of these operations is to remind motorists to drive with caution, obey the speed limit, and drive safely. Remember, “Buckle up. Slow Down. Pay Attention. Arrive Alive ” .

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