Sandy Springs Installing Solar Powered Speed Radar Signs

Speeders Beware! The City of Sandy Springs is cracking down on violators in school zones, and is doing so in an eco-friendly manner. They have begun installing solar powered speed radar signs in school zones and other locations identified as critical to the safety of residents and students. The scope of work includes installing 21 solar powered speed radar signs, to be completed by mid-August.

Improving safety and pedestrian access to local schools is an ongoing priority for the City of Sandy Springs. Since incorporation, the City has constructed over five miles of sidewalks within a half mile radius of local public schools. Sandy Springs has also installed solar flashers at school crossing zones.

A National Safe Kids study of 27 cities found that of the vehicle speeds recorded during the 30 minutes before and after school, 65 percent of drivers exceeded the posted speed limit with 23 percent of these drivers traveling at least 10 mph above the speed limit and 33 percent traveling 30 mph or more beyond the limit.

The solar powered speed radar signs were purchased and installed using funds from the City’s award under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. EECBG is intended to assist qualified recipients to develop, promote, implement and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs that will reduce carbon emissions and create and retain jobs.

For more information on the City of Sandy Springs, please visit www.sandyspringsga.gov or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.

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