SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — 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.

The department flooded Sister Cities, Hillside and Westborough boulevards, where a significant number of collisions have occurred recently, with specially trained officers targeting speeders, police said.

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The officers used high-tech Lidar devices equipped with infrared lasers to measure the speeds and distances of passing motorists, according to police.

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Police issued 61 citations over the one-day saturation patrol, mostly for speed violations but one unlicensed driver and one person driving with a suspended license were cited and their cars confiscated, officers said.

The goal of the patrols is to get drivers to slow down and other saturation patrols will be conducted in the city for the remainder of this year and next year, police said.

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