Four new electronic speed limit signs that show an oncoming vehicle’s speed and also have the ability to take a photo of that vehicle’s license tag may be operational within two weeks.
“We are currently in the process of assembling them right now. They are fairly complex and have to be assembled and programmed,” said Town Manager Charles Brown. “If we could stop and devote our time exclusively to that we could have it done within four or five days, but in reality we have too many other things going on and I hope they can be operation within the next two weeks.”
Police will decide where the signs will be placed, and will use the new technology as a speed enforcement tool.
Motorists who are photographed for speeding in town can be issued expensive tickets for the violation.
The new signs were purchased with Powell Aid funds sent to the town from the state.