Finally Something Works
At 8:30 am on a Wednesday morning, the speed limit is 25 mph. But on a summer afternoon or say, Christmas Day, it’s 35 mph.
Signs are posted to let drivers know when speed limits change. But the police department wanted a way to warn speeders. However, speeding on a school day would be normal driving on a Sunday. How could the city alert drivers who exceeded the speed limit, when the speed limit is subject to change?
The city was using speed recording boxes to keep track of vehicle speeds and speed trailers to remind drivers to slow down. But they wanted a way to alert drivers that could integrate with the school calendar.
The Evolution signs offer the option to change speeding thresholds based on your own schedule or calendar. This allows the schools to program their calendar right into the signs’ backend. During school hours, the sign warns drivers to slow down. Drivers at the same speed during non-school hours won’t see any warning.
Sgt. Andrew Champion of the Bettendorf Police Department said that they plan to order more of these signs going forward. He noted that “The service from everyone has been great. From sales to software support, everyone has been really helpful.”