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New speed monitor signs warn drivers, collect data

 

September 11, 2019

Sean C. Morgan

THIS SPEED SIGN on 1st Avenue, in stealth mode here, will flash drivers' speeds as they travel south.

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New speed signs will collect data on Sweet Home streets and help police locate areas with speeding problems.

The first two of six new digital speed signs went up nearly two weeks ago on 1st Avenue and Airport Road.

The new signs may be repositioned around town as needed, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

The sign digitally displays speeds as drivers pass by.

"The nice thing about them is they also record the traffic data. That's what we're most excited about."

Members of the public and city councilors have been complaining about motorists driving too fast, particularly along th...



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