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S.T.E.P. Snags More Than 200 Drivers in Belmont, San Carlos, RWS

Motorcycle cops from 15 police agencies issued citations Wednesday for a variety of traffic infractions--from distracted driving to unsafe speeds.

By Bay City News

More than 200 drivers in three mid-Peninsula cities received citations Wednesday, as part of the county's in pre-arranged areas, Burlingame Administrative Services Sgt. Don Shepley said.

Drivers were cited for various infractions, including pedestrian right-of-way, distracted driver, seatbelt and unsafe speed in Belmont, Redwood Shores and San Carlos Wednesday between 8 a.m. and noon. There were 18 traffic officers that performed 225 stops and handed out 211 citations.           

The Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) program is a monthly effort by participating county agencies that bring together as many as 25 motorcycle traffic enforcement officers to saturate an area, sending a message to drivers to be aware of road rules.

"The areas we target are identified as trouble spots by police in that area," Shepley said.

Wednesday's enforcement marks the second in a number of planned multi-agency enforcement deployments to be performed throughout the county in
the coming year. This enforcement saw a 35 percent increase in the number of
stops and citations from the previous deployment, according to officials.           

Fifteen police agencies from the cities of Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, San Carlos, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, Hillsborough, San Mateo and South San Francisco, as well as San Mateo County are participating in this effort.

The S.T.E.P. program is being managed through Burlingame's traffic division, Shepley said.

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Mike February 23, 2013 at 03:49 AM
I would love to see something like this in Emerald Hills.Residents speed and blow stop signs all day everyday because there is zero enforcement.
Tom Ricks February 24, 2013 at 12:30 AM
I appreciate that our "boys in blue" gave out tickets for an unfastened seat belt....But I would like to suggest is that our "City of Good Living" would benefit more if they caught the individuals who committed 4 break-ins to our homes in 48 hours....
Glenn February 24, 2013 at 02:54 AM
This should help with San Carlos economic developement, I'm sure as the word spreads that we have become a speed trap community folks will just RACE to San Carlos to spend their money.

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