Carthage Speed Signs Are Reducing Accidents and Speeding

Published 01/30 2014 04:25PM

Updated 01/30 2014 07:42PM

CARTHAGE, MO.--- Speed signs in Carthage are proving to reduce both accidents and speeding. Carthage police officers use two different speed devices that let drivers know what their speed is as they approach an intersection. One is located approaching the intersection of Central and Baker. 

Earlier this month, officers placed one at the intersection of Chestnut and Garrison. Each month the police department gets together and looks at the city's accident statistics. They look at where accidents happen and focus on prevention efforts in those intersections.

"We try to strategically locate those where we are having accidents, and they typically do reduce accidents in that intersection because then the next month we always have to move them somewhere else," said Greg Dagnan, Carthage Police Chief. 

The police chief says the signs track speed data. These results show that drivers do reduce their speed when approaching them.

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