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Buckle Up, Hang Up, and Slow Down

This morning, San Carlos motorists will notice 10-20 police motorcycle officers from throughout the county patrolling city streets.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to school, work or the gym this morning because you don't want to be caught speeding or rolling through a stop sign.

According to the Feb. 15 City of San Carlos newsletter, from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, the Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) will conduct traffic safety and enforcement on the streets of San Carlos.

The City of San Carlos is one of several agencies in San Mateo County that have agreed to pool resources and rotate a large contingent of traffic enforcement officers.

On Wednesday, San Carlos motorists can expect to see 10 to 20 police motorcycle officers working on traffic enforcement throughout the city.

Officers will be looking for distracted drivers (talking on cell phones and texting while driving), pedestrian right-of way violations, and unsafe speed, among other traffic safety issues. They will be focused in complaint areas, high accident areas, and school zones.

The city will report the results of that program upon conclusion. City officials say the primary goal of S.T.E.P. is to increase traffic safety and awareness to residents and commuters in known trouble spots.

Read more on San Carlos Patch:

  • 4 San Carlos Homes Burglarized in Past 48 Hours
  • Over Asking: White Oaks Home Sells for $1.2M
  • Police Catch Woman On Three-City Shopping Spree With Stolen Wallet

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Joan S. Dentler February 19, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Good point Robin! However, I believe the STEP program deals specifically with traffic---however, should a burglar try to make a getaway at a high rate of speed.....
MG February 19, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Robin - I completely agree. How about they patrol for traffic violators in addition to looking for suspicious vehicles/persons. SCPD's response to the recent spike in daytime burglaries in White Oaks has been disappointing.
Michael G. Stogner February 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Security cameras on the property to help catch the bad guys. This type of crime is almost impossible for law enforcement to stop. I think the STEP program is a Great idea....Put the phone down while driving...and stop U-Turns on Laurel St.
Janette February 20, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Oh yes, by all means, go after the good residents of San Carlos and other bay area residents who might do something earth shattering and possibly world ending like not stopping completely behind the line at the intersection. Yeah, real proud of our police department acting like a bunch of teacher's pets. Ganging up on the law abiding residents is a real professional use of our police force. This is what our tax dollars get us? The only thing this type of program will do is put more dollars in the city's coffers so they can waste it on unnecessary, money wasting programs like S.T.E.P. Sleep well - your local police are going to make sure the bad elements like those going to work, the gym or driving their children to school (scary) are nabbed and ticketed for the slightest driving infraction !!
Alex M February 20, 2013 at 05:50 AM
Well, it is nice for the police to let people know where they wont be, so on Wed. from 8am to 12noon, they will all be concentrated on working the streets, so the houses in the surrounding neighborhoods will be open season. Yay. If they really want to crack down, they shouldn't be telling us when and where.

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