Greenburgh, NY has come up with a unique plan to help resolve the town’s speeding issue. According to Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner, the town will install a digital sign announcing motorists’ speeds when they drive past as well as the number of tickets issued on that street in recent days.
The town issued a press release stating that police will use selective enforcement by focusing on a street for a day or two and issuing a number of speeding tickets on the street. A few days later, the digital sign will be placed on that street with information on how many tickets were issued. The sign will also periodically advise motorists when citations are given for reasons other than speeding, such as failure to put on seat belts, outdated car registrations, or crossing a lane.
Feiner hopes that drivers will see how many tickets have recently been issued on the street, begin to worry about getting a ticket themselves, and slow down as a result.“This digital speed board will discourage speeding by alerting motorists that the police are out there and will be issuing tickets to those who drive recklessly,” said Feiner. “If drivers know that there is a strong possibility of getting a ticket on a street I think they will also be more careful.”
According to a poll from the 2014 New York State Highway Safety Annual Report, 37 percent of the New York drivers admit that they exceed the speed limit by more than 5 mph “always” or “most of the time.” Will these enhanced radar speed signs be effective? Do drivers really slow down when they see them? If the answer to either of these is yes, we may see this tactic used in other areas.
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