by Lori Miles at All Traffic Solutions
The public demands a lot from our law enforcement and municipal government and, more often than not, we ask them to do more with less. That’s why we coach our customers on how to make the most of our products.
For example, there is a lot you can do with a radar speed display besides notify drivers how fast they’re going. Here’s three!
They do what a handheld radar can do
It takes a lot of manpower to monitor drivers across any town or city but a speed radar display can make it easier by helping determine where the problem areas are before a police office is placed on a road.
By placing a display on a road with a possible speeding issue, the department can collect the data and clearly see if there is a speeding issue or if it just appears that way. This frees up police officers to attend to other duties in the town.
They clear complaints
Police departments understand the value in responding to and clearing complaints about speed demons in neighborhoods. It improves community relations and clears paperwork from desks.
Speed radar displays are ideal for clearing this type of complaint. Simply place a display on the road in stealth mode and collect the speeds without showing drivers how fast their going. If the data comes back and shows everyone is obeying the speed limit, you just responded to and cleared a complaint without much manpower. If there is a problem, you know that it’s worth a cop’s time to monitor the road.
They conduct mini traffic studies
For municipalities that want a traffic study but cannot convince the DOT there is a need, a radar speed display can help.
Engineers don’t like to go off hearsay so if a town would like to add a second lane to a road, for example, it needs to convince the DOT that there is a significant amount of traffic on the road. One way to do that is to place a display on the road to count the number of vehicles then taking that data to DOT as evidence.
This tactic is also helpful in changing a speed limit and appealing for a traffic signal.
They can do even more
Speed radar displays can do even more when connected with the TraffiCloud and you begin to collect all your traffic data in once place but that’s a blog topic for another time.
As always, we here to help! Please give us a ring if you have any questions with using a speed radar display, even if it’s not our product!