As more drivers become distracted with their smartphones and other devices, police along the Peninsula will be out in extra force on Tuesday writing up citations to remind them of the dangers not just to themselves, but for everyone else on the road.
Police in South San Francisco issued 61 citations Friday during a saturation patrol of three city streets plagued by speeding and many injury and fatal accidents, the police department reported.
30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.
State officials have cited an elevator company in the death of a worker at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara earlier this year.
Santa Rosa and Petaluma police cited 10 people for driving without a valid license or on a suspended license during a sting at the Sonoma County courthouse Tuesday.
The California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol were both inspecting trucks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, as part of a month-long campaign to ensure compliance with California’s air pollution laws.
More than 30,000 citations were issued statewide in April, part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The controversial San Francisco law has been enforced for six months, with mainly positive results.
Drivers in San Francisco seem to be getting more leeway from the laws as police dish out fewer tickets for moving violations.
A crowded summer for tourists and traffic in downtown San Francisco has caused a crackdown on tour buses that clog the streets.