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  • Posted August 12, 2016

75 cited in South San Francisco speeding crackdown

75 cited in South San Francisco speeding crackdown

By Jason Green,


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- Police on Monday cited 75 drivers as part of a citywide crackdown on speeding.

Of that number, 69 were issued speeding citations. The rest were cited for various other offenses. Drivers who received speeding citations were traveling an average of 15 mph or more 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," police said in a statement.

Officers targeted West Orange Avenue, El Camino Real and Sister Cities Boulevard, roadways that are known for fast drivers or have a high rate of speed-related traffic collisions.

To check drivers' speeds, officers used lidar, a highly accurate laser device that measures distances down to inches and exact speeds of vehicles, according to police.

The operation, one of several scheduled this year, was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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