The town showed off a new speed board at the recent Public Works meeting. The board, which will read and display drivers’ speed on a digital sign, is mobile and solar powered. The high tech gadget can collect and provide all sorts of information, like vehicle speed, direction, time of day, and more. The board has a sensor to collect information located in the number display area. The reader will not, however, collect license plate numbers; it is not a photo radar unit. However, even when the board is black and not displaying speed, it is still collecting car data.
The intention is to collect and compile data that will allow town staff to know how many vehicles passed the sign at what speed at a given time of day. One suggestion is that this data could be used to compare vehicle numbers in the summer versus the winter.
The sign will be moved to various locations around town.