All Traffic Solutions, a leader in smart parking and transportation technology announced that new customer Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) will deploy web-enabled ATS speed trailers throughout three police divisions. Each of the nine ATS 5 Trailers are equipped with a portable SpeedAlert 18 radar speed display with programmable red and blue strobe lights. The signs all connect to the cloud-based TraffiCloud Traffic Management Suite for remote device monitoring, management and real-time reporting from any Internet connection. The state-of-the-art speed trailers were funded by the nine Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council.
The LMPD learned about SpeedAlert 18 radar speed displays from a neighboring area police chief who referred them to ATS. “We chose the SpeedAlert for its cutting-edge technology and its ability to gather real-time data so we could identify traffic and speeding problems,” said Major Jamey Schwab, Commander, Eighth Division of the LMPD. “Traditionally, the only way we could know what was happening on a street was to assign a traffic officer with radar at the location. In my division alone there’s 80 square miles, three major interstates and thousands of miles of surface street. Now we have ability to monitor any road 24/7, and use the data to allocate resources.”
In addition to displaying driver speeds as they pass, the SpeedAlert 18 can be programmed remotely to display speed-dependent messages, or be used as a variable message sign at events, to display traffic alerts and other important notifications. “Our current machines use older technology and only display speed. We needed the cutting edge, cloud-based versatility and time-saving features of the SpeedAlert. We plan to share report access with the City Council and other elected officials so that they can monitor traffic information themselves,” said Schwab.
“This is a great example of how the nine Republican Members of the Louisville Metro Council have successfully worked together by pooling our funding to help address one of our constituents’ most frequent concerns, speeding. We are excited to help LMPD add this new tool that will help make our streets safer,” said Minority Caucus Chair Angela Leet, (District 7).
The Department will deploy the SpeedAlert speed trailers to calm traffic in school zones throughout the Louisville Metro area beginning on August 15, which is the start of the school year for Jefferson County Public Schools. The trailer-mounted radar speed displays will also be utilized to monitor traffic in areas where residents complain about speeding.