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Traffic Calming Program: Neighborhood Speed Monitoring

Radar GunThe radar gun can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

At the time the equipment is picked up, a loan and usage agreement is signed. The equipment may be used up to one week. You will also be given Speed Data Forms to record information about all vehicles traveling on the roadway segment under study. The information to be collected includes the date, time, direction of travel, vehicle license number, a brief description of the vehicle (i.e., red sedan) and the measured speed.

Typically, two people are needed—one person to measure the vehicle speeds and read out the license plate numbers, and the other person to fill out the forms. A minimum of 2 hours of data is required. The information collected during this phase will be used by SDOT staff to mail letters to people traveling over 30 mph and will be used to develop a traffic calming strategy for your street.


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