When residents were complaining of speeders, and the police department backed those claims up, SafePace Evolution signs helped solve speeding issues.
A city of around 25,000, Collinsville is located in Southwest Illinois. It’s just 12 miles from St. Louis and is considered part of the Metro East area of the city. It has several quirky distinctions, including its self-appointed designation as the Horseradish Capital of the world as well as being home to the world’s largest ketchup bottle.
Residents in Collinsville kept complaining to the police department of speeders on their roads. When the police assessed vehicle speeds, they found that the concerns were legitimate. Cars were traveling far too fast on the 25 and 30 mph residential roads. Residential speed limits are designed to keep people safe, and speeding cars were threatening that safety.
The city wanted a solution that would slow cars down and keep local residents happy. They also wanted a way to be able to gather traffic data and access data from their desks. Ideally, they were looking for a solution that other local cities had used and could vouch for.
The Collinsville PD began by purchasing 4 SafePace Evolution 12 signs and have since bought another 4. They plan to continue using these signs to address speeding issues on residential roads. The Evolution 12 signs offer the features they were looking for with 12” MUTCD approved digits and an affordable price point. In addition, another local police department had used the signs and was happy with them.
The compact signs show driver their speed in bright LED digits with a static Your Speed message. The display is available in two colors and the lightweight sign is an affordable way to slow drivers down. The versatile signs can work with AC, battery or solar power. They are also a portable solution and can be used with universal mounting brackets or speed trailers at multiple locations.
All data gathered by the signs is instantly available on the SafePace Cloud. This allows police to see when and where speeding is occurring as well as to download valuable reports offering insight into driver behavior.
The signs have been installed so far in both directions on Pine Lake Road and Summit Road in Collinsville. Neighbors appreciate the efforts to slow cars down. They are happy with the Evolution signs and the way cars slow as they pass them. The Collinsville PD is pleased with the signs as well, as well as the simple-to-use SafePace Cloud that lets them gather data and manage the signs right from their desks.
Chief Steve Evans noted that beyond how great the signs were in solving their speeding concerns, Traffic Logix provided an unusually positive customer service experience.
“My interactions with your company by phone, email, and at the IACP show have all exceeded my expectations.”