Written by Keith Blackmar, Public Information Officer, WCSO Sunday, 09 September 2012 15:49
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has embraced new technology to keep motorists on Wakulla roadways safe.
The WCSO has acquired Speed Spies through the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) to keep an eye on motorists. The equipment was acquired through DOT points that were amassed when the sheriff’s office won a recent state Law Enforcement Challenge.
WCSO was awarded a first place trophy and points redeemable for the purchase of traffic safety related equipment after placing first in the DOT and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state contest. The contest rewarded agencies that effectively used education and traffic enforcement to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths on Wakulla County roads.
The technology was deployed this week to analyze speed problems on Lonnie Raker Lane and East Ivan Road.
The equipment counted 202 vehicles that were 10 miles per hour or more over the 45 mile per hour speed limit on East Ivan Road and 201 vehicles traveling 10 miles per hour or more over the speed limit on Lonnie Raker Lane.
The Speed Spies record and inform the WCSO of the times when the violations occur to effectively target traffic enforcement on the roads. The Speed Spies will be deployed at locations all over the county in an effort to crack down on the speeding issues. Peak travel periods have been established for the two roads and traffic enforcement will be directed in those areas immediately.
The highest speed recorded in the 45 mile per hour zone on Lonnie Raker Lane was 92 miles per hour and the highest speed recorded on East Ivan Road (45 MPH zone) was 82 miles per hour.
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