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SDPD to use new speed trailers to slow down drivers

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Police Department and Councilman Mark Kersey said Thursday a pair of new speed display trailers will help slow down drivers in the northeastern portion of the city.
   
The trailers are enhanced versions of the ones that hold signs showing drivers how fast they're going. They're solar powered, so can be deployed longer, and will collect data on average speeds and car counts to help determine if permanent traffic calming measures are warranted.
   
"Our neighborhood streets need to be safe for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike," Kersey said.
   
"Speeding is especially dangerous where we have schools and parks," Kersey said. "My hope is these speed trailers will serve as reminders to residents to slow down and put the safety of their neighbors first."
   
The trailers will be used in the SDPD's Northeastern Division, which covers Carmel Mountain Rancho, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Sabre Springs and Scripps Ranch.
   
While it's hard to quantify the speeding problem, they get constituent complaints regularly about
speeding in their neighborhoods, Kersey's office said.

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