SAN DIEGO -- A pair of new speed display trailers will help slow down drivers in the northeastern portion of the city, the San Diego Police Department and Councilman Mark Kersey said Thursday.
The trailers are enhanced versions of the ones that hold signs showing drivers how fast they're going. They're solar powered, so they 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. 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 department'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.