SSFPD Media Alert: 94 Drivers Issued Speeding Citations in Crackdown Saturday April 20th

South San Francisco, CA   April 20, 2019 Submitted by SSFPD

On Saturday April 20th, 2019, officers from a special traffic enforcement detail conducted speeding enforcement operations on  various  streets  throughout  the  city.  This  special  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 94 speeding citations. Officers 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”.

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