According to Chief of Police, Ernie Watterson, the new calibrating radar system will be in place on Wednesday to remind drivers to slow down in school zones.
“Drivers will be able to see their speed and slow down in these areas,” Watterson said. He thought of the idea to purchase the machine.
The portable device will be moved around to different school zones in the area and later it will be used on other streets. Watterson also stated that his staff will issue citations if drivers do not drive the speed limit displayed on the unit.
Mayor Brian Billings is very thankful that this device will be on the streets.
“We appreciate the community minded business leaders that are helping us curve speeding in these school zones,” Billings said. “This advenue allows us to continue to protect our citizens and children.”
The speeding issue, Watterson said, is something that desperately “needs to be taken care of” and he believes that the Speed Boss Unit will keep the school zones safer and keep drivers aware.