Students donate emoji radar signs
SULPHUR — Emoji radar signs will now greet motorists on Beglis Parkway thanks to a Sulphur Community Impact Program project unveiled this week.
The radar speed signs are next to W.W. Lewis Middle School and R.W. Vincent Elementary. They flash the speed of the nearest motorist and display a happy face or thumbs-up emoji if the speed is within an acceptable range.If not, drivers will see a sad face or thumbs-down emoji.
Sulphur Police Chief Lewis Coats said the signs are a traffic-calming measure. He said they work by alerting newcomers to the area of the speed limit and remind native motorists they are traveling in a school zone.
“They work and these are on one of the biggest speeding corridors in the city,” Coats said.