Police News ReleaseSan Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Carlos Police Bureau
City Hall
600 Elm Street
Phone: (650) 802-4277
Fax: (650) 595-3049

7/31/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #07312012
Subject :

San Carlos Police Bureau Doubles Traffic Enforcement
Police Captain Tells Drivers to "Tone It Down Immediately"
Contact :Greg Rothaus, Police Captain, San Carlos Police Bureau, County Sheriff's Office    (650) 802-4228
    grothaus@smcgov.org
San Carlos Police Car
San Carlos, CA - July 31, 2012 - The City of San Carlos announced today that the Police Department will increase Traffic Enforcement in San Carlos starting immediately.

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wo dedicated Traffic Deputies will be deployed using new strategies to target both the morning and evening commutes.  Using a "zero tolerance" approach to traffic violations, deputies will concentrate their efforts on the most hazardous of violations such as speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians.  Cell phone usage while driving and other distracting behaviors will also be targeted.

This action was taken after a steady stream of complaints about driver behavior within the City.  The City Council added a second, full-time Traffic Deputy to the 2012-13 budget in June.  The new Traffic Deputy is now on the streets and the extra traffic enforcement is in full swing in San Carlos. 

"Our City Council heard the community loud and clear and took action to clean up driver behavior," said San Carlos Police Bureau Chief Captain Greg Rothaus.  "With two deputies dedicated strictly to traffic enforcement, we are now positioned better than most cities our size to take action against motorists whose driving behavior puts others at risk."


Each Traffic Deputy is equipped with both radar and laser speed detectors and the deputies are fully trained in this equipment.  When school re-opens in August, the San Carlos Police Bureau plans to be there with a heavy emphasis on traffic safety during the time children arrive and leave school. 

"For those who drive safely and obey traffic laws, there is nothing to worry about with this increased enforcement," said Captain Rothaus.  "For all the others, I'd recommend toning it down starting immediately."





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