What is Speed Watch?
Speed Watch is a program aimed at reducing incidents of speeding. It is an education program designed to raise public awareness of the actual speeds drivers are traveling. Drivers get instant feedback of their speed from the radar trailer or other portable speed sign, displayed on the reader board as they pass by. Through the use of computerized data collection, the Morrisville Police Department is able to obtain driving information from those motorists that go by a mobile radar station.
Speed Watch helps address traffic and speeding problems through:
- Public and community awareness
- Gathering speed related data
- Police awareness
Speed Watch is a community / Police Crime Prevention Program that offers a challenge to neighbors to help address the issue of speeding in their neighborhood. It also:
- Provides data to police, schools and communities regarding traffic flow problems, traffic speeds, etc.
- Saves communities money through evaluated allocation of police enforcement
- Saves neighbors money and indignation by avoidance of speeding tickets
The Speed Watch program will entail posting the most current activity at a specific location onto the Town of Morrisville Police Department's website. It is our objective to take this data and combine it with enforcement action in problematic areas to reduce the instances of speeding in your neighborhoods.