Electronic speed signs popping up in St. Louis City neighborhoods

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 3:25 AM

(KMOV.com) -- St. Louis City is working on a new way to try to keep drivers safe on the roads and it could include speed signs.

More than 30 electronic speed signs are up currently and they record just how fast a driver is going.

One of the first speed signs to be installed was at Loughborough and I-55 exit ramp, because that ramp caused several deadly accidents.

Six new cameras went up in the Hampton area. Residents were complaining how fast drivers were going in those neighborhoods.

The electronic sign does not take a picture of the vehicle, but it does record the speed and allows St. Louis City officials to monitor how fast drivers are going.

“We can share this date with police and say, ‘Hey now we got it,’” said St. Louis Streets Director Todd Waelterman, “We have hard data that says there’s a problem and maybe it’s a great place to put resources.”

While these electronic signs aren’t capable of taking pictures yet, that may not always be the case. At some point there is a chance some speed signs with be posted that will take a picture of the car and license plate.

News 4 will let you know when and if that happens.

 

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