New City Speed Sign

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Most drivers are well acquainted with electronic speed signs which flash your speed as you are passing by.

Well, the City of Greenville has one now.

Police Chief Scott Workman reported the sign is currently in operation on south Elm Street, just south of the railroad tracks.

He believes it will be a good tool for speed enforcement. He said it says “thank you” if you’re traveling the speed limit and turns red and flashes if you’re going above the limit. Chief Workman said the signs can keep traffic counts and measure other statistics, which could be beneficial.

Click below to hear the chief’s comments:

The sign will be attached to utility poles and used throughout the city. Chief Workman said his department is aware of the areas where speeding appears to be a problem.

The sign has a solar panel to keep the batteries charged.

The police chief also asks motorists on South Elm Street, near the Greenville University football field, to obey the new warning signs of buses stopping near the former Child’s World building to let students on and off buses.

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