Speed Awareness Program

Speed Trailers

Speed trailers are available at the request of civic organizations and community based associations as a tool to survey local neighborhood traffic speeds. These trailers are equipped with radar units, which detect and display the speed of passing vehicles via a LED display board mounted on the trailer. Vehicle speed data is collected and stored to help staff assess if speed control devices are warranted in a community.

Speed trailers do not take photographs of passing vehicles; rather, they:
  • Help to make drivers aware of their speed in comparison with the speed limit
  • Provide speed data for traffic engineers to determine applicable resolutions to abate speeding in neighborhoods
  • Aid in the planning of new roadway

Request a Speed Trailer

To request that a speed trailer be set up as part of a Speed Awareness Program in your community, please submit a written request to the Director of DPW&T and include the following information:
  • Name of the organization or community
  • Contact information (name, address, telephone number(s), email address if available)
  • Reason for the request
  • Suggested location of where traffic should be monitored

For a description of DPW&T's Speed Awareness Program click here.