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Newton Police Department

Posted on: August 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] New Speed Monitor

New Speed Monitor

The Police Department recently purchased a pole mounted speed monitor. The monitor notifies passing drivers of their speed and flashes warnings if they are above the speed limit. The unit is battery operated and can be mounted to any pole within the City for up to 2 weeks without being recharged. This particular unit does not collect data and does not read license plates. Nationwide, the use of these types of speed warning devices has reduced speeding in targeted areas by up to 50%. The unit will be deployed throughout the community in areas where the Police Department receives complaints or a high number of speed related accidents. Similar units for school zones are being considered. 

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