North Hempstead Hoping To Slow Down Speeders With Radar-Activated Signs
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New radar speed signs will be going up in the town of North Hempstead and surrounding villages.
North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that the town and villages will receive 24 signs, which show how fast vehicles are traveling and blink when someone is speeding. The signs are being paid for with a grant, Bosworth said.
“In a perfect world, it would be nice to have a police officer on every corner and enforcement the way that we’d like to see it happen,” Bosworth said. “But these speed signs really serve as a wonderful deterrent. So it’s our hope that these signs, placed in the appropriate places where they could do the most good, will remind our drivers to slow down.”
She said the town has not determined where the signs will be placed. Some will be permanent, others portable.
“These signs have been so successful in other areas, and we’re hoping that the town of North Hempstead will see that success as well,” Bosworth said.