Hooker Road isn’t receiving preferential treatment. The stealth radar boxes are mobile units that are being moved around to gather data on speeding vehicles in different areas of Wilmington, said Don Bennett, the city’s traffic engineer.
The information gathered by the boxes will be shared with police so that officers may target enforcement during times when they are most likely to catch speeders. The boxes have already been deployed in six areas, including Hooker Road, with plans this week to move them to somewhere in the Carolina Place neighborhood.
The city also purchased seven speed minder signs, which, similar to speed trailers that motorists more commonly see on the roadside, clocks cars and displays how fast they are traveling. The signs will also be moved from place to place, though less often than the speed boxes because they are harder to transport, Bennett said.
Date posted: July 2, 2013
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