Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer

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Transportation Operations
Renton, WA 98057

Speed Monitoring Awareness TrailerNeighborhoods, school zones, construction sites, and dangerous roads need a little assistance in promoting compliance with the speed limit.

With the help of the Renton Police Department's Traffic Division and the City of Renton's Traffic Engineering Department, the Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer (SMART) is currently available for use. This unit is a portable, self-contained speed display unit that is towed to sites experiencing speed-related problems. A specially designed radar is mounted inside the locked trailer, clocking speeds. Motorists see their speeds displayed on a highly visible LED (light emitting diode) display.

The speed limit sign above the display reminds motorists to pay attention and ease up on the gas pedal. For those who refuse to take the hint, warnings and citations can be issued by an officer who may decide to wait up the street for those violators. As speed awareness goes up, motorists slow down, even after the unit is moved to a different location. With fewer speed-related accidents, officers' time is freed up, and they can concentrate their efforts on more emergent incidents. Plus, citizens feel safer, which is what compliance with the speed limit is all about: safety.

Interested parties can place the unit in neighborhoods. Contact the SMART Coordinator.

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