Jackson County is solving speeding concerns with intelligent traffic solutions. Using SafePace 250
digital speed signs, Jackson DOT is monitoring and reducing speeds as the signs are moved from location to location.
The goal of using the signs, Mike Rand of the county’s traffic safety department says, is to give drivers the reminder they need to return their focus to the road in front of them.
The Jackson County SafePace 250 signs are all connected to the SafePace Cloud, which gives JDOT real-time data from anywhere on who, when, and where speeding is occurring. That data is then given to law enforcement so that they know where and when speeding issues need to be tackled.
The SafePace 250 signs are compact digital speed display signs with MUTCD approved 12” digits. Offering exceptional visibility even in poor weather conditions, the SafePace 250 signs also offer unparalleled power efficiency. The optional universal mounting bracket allows cities to easily mount the signs at multiple locations with the turn of a key.
The SafePace Cloud gives JDOT remote access to all their sign data from anywhere with an internet connection. Users can see all sign stats on one screen, view real time sign data, download detailed reports, and set up customized alerts for when a speeding threshold is crossed.
JDOT says after just 6 weeks of using the signs, they were already seeing their benefits. The signs help both drivers and law enforcement alike. They typical driver is alerted by the sign and remembers to slow down and drive safely. For motorists that continue to speed, the signs provide data to help police enforce speed limits and keep local roads safe.