Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross installing the new radar speed sign on South Illinois Street The radar speed sign monitoring a car as it comes into town from the North.
By Doris Elmore
There has been quite a bit of speeding on the Atwood village streets and the Atwood Police Committee is hoping the installation of two new portable radar speed signs will help alleviate the problem. Last week Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross installed one of the signs on North Main Street at the corner of Main and Magnolia as you are coming into town. The radar sign will flash your speed, letting you know you need to slow down. Main Street is a busy street and a lot of people fail to slow down when they enter the speed limit area. This sign should let them know what speed they are traveling and it is time to hit the brakes.
The other sign in located on South Illinois about a half block from the railroad tracks. In fact, it is located below the railroad sign. There have been complaints of speeding in that area and hopefully this will help this area as well.
The TC-400 radar speed signs are lightweight, portable and install in minutes. They are battery powered and can be used in multiple locations, making it a valuable investment for the community, police department, school or business. Using multiple back brackets on existing poles allow a regular rotation of the radar speed sign for ongoing traffic calming. Additionally, it allows same day response to speeding complaints. Just unlock the sign from the pole and move it to another location. It is that quick and easy.
The TC-400 speed display is easily readable up to 450 feet away, and is ideal for roads with traffic speeds of 5-55 mph.
The advantages of a portable radar speed sign vs. speed trailers are:
FLEXIBILITY, a portable radar speed sign can be used in many places a speed trailer simply will not fit and can be securely mounted to any existing pole in just 2-3 minutes.
PORTABILITY: Allows same day response to speeding complaints.
VALUE: You can get 2 or 3 portable radar speed signs for the price of one speed trailer.
INTELLIGENT: Allows you to confirm speeding times and rates.
DESIGN: Radar range up to 1200 feet away; radar housing weighs only 26 pounds; rugged design defeats most vandalism; and come with a warranty.
Motorists are cautioned to be aware of these new signs that will be showing up in various areas of town. It allows you to cut back on your speed before you get stopped for speeding.