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Edson Speed Indicator Stats Show High Levels of Speed in September

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November 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

The Town of Edson has released statistics they gathered from their mobile speed indicator sign.

The sign was placed west of the overpass on 2nd Avenue for the month of September. During this time, the sign displayed the speed of those approaching the overpass, flashing if the vehicle was exceeding the posted limit.

While the daily average speed was 44 km/h, well below the posted limit of 50km/h, the daily maximum speeds were a different story. The maximum speed recorded was 141 km/h up the overpass.

Despite the sign being present, there were still a number of speed violations over the month. The total vehicle count for September was 235,727. Of that, over 41% were going over the posted speed limit. The total number of speed violations was 97,418.

The speed indicator sign is posted at various locations of Edson throughout the year and will continue to serve as a reminder to travelers to slow down, as well as providing the Town of Edson with important traffic statistics.

    

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