SSFPD Media Release: 72 Drivers Issued Citations in Speeding Crackdown

South San Francisco, CA    August 4, 2018 Submitted by SSFPD

On Saturday August 4th, 2018, 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 72 speeding 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.

 

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”.

4 comments for “SSFPD Media Release: 72 Drivers Issued Citations in Speeding Crackdown

  1. Julie dull
    August 5, 2018 at 12:26 am

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?? Another government program expected to be eliminated soon. Along with the consumer protection bureau, the EPA, the BLM, etc.

  2. Julie dull
    August 5, 2018 at 12:28 am

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?? Another government program expected to be eliminated soon. Along with the consumer protection bureau, the EPA, the BLM, etc. what I want to see is some organization taking responsibility for getting the garbage off our roadsides. Beach cleanups are a waste of time if we can’t bother to keep it off our streets. Fine the Scaveger company and anyone else found littering.

  3. Tamara Tinker
    August 5, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Thank you! A crackdown is needed in Daly City also. Speeding, wrong-way driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, use of vehicles to intimidate pedestrians and other drivers are all occurring in Daly City, even in Crown Colony Condominiums. We need saturation patrols even in Crown Colony.

  4. JUdy
    August 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    How about giving tickets to the people texting and DRIVING…….. Saw SSF Cops giving PARKING TICKETS in Brentwood….cars parked over 2 hours……???? I think the people that choose to “text and dRIVE” are putting their life AND OTHERS in HARMS’s WAY…….not the parked cars…..call me silly BUT…….

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