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What happens to the data collected by the machines displaying vehicle speeds along roads?

Brian Freskos

The machines don’t collect data.

The purpose of the machines, known in the law enforcement community as speed or radar trailers, is to help people be mindful of their speed and encourage them to pay attention to the speed zones, said Capt. M.K. Core of the Wrightsville Beach Police Department.

The trailer is usually accompanied by a speed limit sign. It clocks drivers as they pass, giving digital readouts of their speeds.

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