The Sign Says Slow Down
The Road Safety project along the George Price highway has seen that thoroughfare upgraded with all kinds of signage, reflectors and re-surfacing. Brightly decalled highway patrol vehicles can also be seen monitoring traffic on the road. And now there’s one more element: Radar Speed signs. These interactive signs provide a real time readout of the speed of oncoming vehicles. The LED array makes the driver very aware of his speed – and it is designed to serve as a deterrent to high speed driving, similar to a speed bump. Of course, it’s only one side of the equation, and enforcement of speed limits is the other…and so far that has been lacking. The signs are called Safe Pace Radar Signs – and they are donated by the Road Safety Unit, which is funded by a 14 million dollar loan from the CDB.
The signs only appear to have a two digit display which would only display speeds up to 99 miles per hour.