The Dynamic Speed Signs contain a radar device and an LED display. The radar measures the speeds of oncoming vehicles and the LED sign displays their speeds to the passing motorists. The unit functions as an educational tool for residents and motorists to raise awareness about motor vehicle speeds. The equipment is for information purposes only and does not issue speeding tickets.
Purpose of the Dynamic Speed Signs
Dynamic Speed Signs have been introduced to the City of Hamilton as part of a safety initiative to reduce vehicle speed. The operating speed electronically displayed is a strong visual reminder to the motorist to comply with the posted speed limit.
LED speed sign display accuracy
The signs have been tested and are to within +/- 4 km/h of the displayed speed, so there may be some differences between what the sign and your spedometer display. Traffic Engineering still uses Automatic Traffic Counters on the road for accurate measures of speed and volume when needed.
Viewing the data
The data can be viewed at www.streetsoncloud.com/public/Hamilton. *Please note: the application may take a few minutes to load and is not mobile friendly. Google Chrome is the recommended browser as other browsers may not display the map.
Only fully operational signs appear on the map
A sign will only display if it is fully operational. The signs are solar powered and in the winter they might experience power issues and might not show up online. When issues arise with power or communication, Traffic staff is made aware and work to resolve the issues.
If you would like more information or would like to request a Dynamic Speed Sign for your street contact:
Email: [email protected]
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