Police Dept. Doubles Traffic Enforcement
The City of San Carlos announced that the Police Bureau will increase Traffic Enforcement in San Carlos starting July 31st.
Two 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."