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Radar Speed Signs Installed

Frankfort, Ind. – April 9, 2019 – New electronic speed limit signs have been installed along Clay Street near Dorner Park. Four more signs are scheduled to be installed along Kelley Road and Williams Road.  These signs will show drivers how fast they are driving and will flash when drivers are going over the speed limit.

According to Mayor McBarnes, “My office has experienced a high volume of calls complaining about drivers speeding in these areas. The solar-powered speed limit signs are being strategically placed in these locations to deter vehicles from driving at a high rate of speed. These signs are part of the Complete Streets model and are a key component of building a smart city.”

The new signs include Bluetooth technology and have data storage capability.  Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe said, “We will be able to analyze the data the signs collect to determine the number of drivers on the road, the speed they are traveling and if there is a time of day when people are more likely to drive too fast.  The street department will share that data with the police department so that extra patrols can be done and the area can be targeted during times when speeding happens most often.”

Mayor McBarnes said, “As the weather warms up we see a large number of children, joggers, and bike riders on these streets.  These speed limit signs are part of our continuing effort to keep our community and our children safe.”

All of the electronic signs are expected to be installed by the end of this week.