New radar speed signs alert Yuba County drivers
Radar speed signs aim to slow Highway 70 drivers
YUBA COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — New speed limit signs along a dangerous stretch of Highway 70 between Marysville and Oroville aim to slow drivers down.
The signs are outfitted with solar-powered radar guns that warn drivers of their current speed in the 55 mph zone.
Five signs have been installed on both sides of the highway between Yuba County and Butte County.
When drivers see their speed posted on the sign, they slow down 80 percent of the time, according to a Caltrans highway safety survey.
In addition to the signs, Caltrans has designated the 20-mile stretch of road between the two cities as a mandatory daylight headlight section.
Wider paint stripes, additional rumble strips and signage informing drivers of upcoming passing lanes are all part of the safety improvements being made to the Highway 70 corridor.
Courtesy: Brian Hickey