Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Vehicle-activated speed signs will be trialled at Hillview St and Dunban Rd in Woy Woy as part of Central Coast Council's strategy to reduce speeding.
The solar powered digital signs are designed to calm traffic by alerting approaching motorists to their current speed in real time, according to council director Mr Boris Bolgoff.
He said: "Early analysis of speed data captured by this technology shows the signs are reducing speeding in the higher brackets, which is exactly the impact we wanted.
"We use a range of measures to calm traffic across the Central Coast and vehicle-activated signs could become an important part of the mix.
"The signs will alert passing motorists to their speed through a flashing red light if they are exceeding the speed limit."
The signs have the 50km per hour speed limit permanently displayed above the LED display and have been placed on roads that are predominately straight and in a semi-rural location.
Mayor Cr Jane Smith said Council was committed to using innovative solutions to reduce speeding.
Media release, 11 Mar, 2019
Boris Bolgoff, Central Coast Council