One of our most common complaints received involves speeding and running stop signs in residential areas. In an effort to address this problem we are approaching it from several avenues.
We are attempting to educate drivers to the problem. Teenagers are generally thought to be the main culprit. Contrary to popular belief, most traffic violations in residential areas are committed by the adultís of that community. Teens tend to draw more attention to themselves because their vehicles or their music seems to be louder. The violations tend to be more flagrant. Most of us don't get behind the wheel with the intention of speeding. Unfortunately with todays fast pace life style we are often preoccupied with other matters and speed without realizing it
The second portion is the use of a RADAR speed display trailer. This is a self contained RADAR unit with a speed limit sign and a large LED display which alerts drivers to their speed. As the driver approaches the trailer, their speed is displayed. When the driver is at or below the posted limit the display is steady. If the driver is exceeding the posted limit the LED display flashes the speed.
The third portion is higher visibility in the problem areas. We are increasing enforcement. In addition to encouraging voluntary compliance, we are increasing our enforcement activities in the residential areas where we see the most flagrant and highest volume of violations. We will be using marked and unmarked vehicles for increased enforcement in these neighborhoods.
If you or your neighborhood are interested in assisting with these efforts, or have a suggested location for the RADAR trailer please contact us. 205-625-4351.