Traffic Enforcement Deployment Results in Atherton
On Wednesday, March 4th the Atherton and Burlingame Police Departments stepped up pedestrian safety enforcement in Atherton. The focused enforcement was to address the primary collision factors involving motorists and pedestrians. The detail was part of an ongoing Office of Traffic Safety funded effort in San Mateo County to increase traffic safety on the Peninsula, coordinated by the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association.
The deployment resulted in 87 citations. Of the 87 citations, 48 were for unsafe speed, 35 were for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk, one was a cell phone violation, one was a texting violation, and one was not having a driver license in possession. Additionally, one driver was arrested for evading the police.