Neighborhood Speed Watch
The Neighborhood Speed Watch Program actively involves citizens in addressing speeding concerns in their neighborhoods.
In this program, a City transportation technician, assisted by a local resident, conducts a radar speed survey on the residential street identified by residents as having a high incidence of speeding. The technician documents the speed of vehicles and the resident assisting the technician writes down the license plate numbers of those motorists found to be traveling at an excessive rate of speed. The neighborhood group/association drafts a letter to be sent to these vehicle owners explaining the neighborhoods desire for a safe neighborhood and encouraging them to drive within the speed limit. The City then reviews and approves the letter and forwards the names and addresses of the vehicles owners obtained though the County motor vehicle registration records. Speed study information (day, date, time, direction and speed) is also provided to be incorporated into the letter.
The Neighborhood speed Watch Program promotes more cooperative working relationships between the neighborhoods and City staff by providing residents the opportunity to plan active roles in addressing traffic concerns in their neighborhood. It provides a mechanism that allows residents to witness firsthand if speeding is real or perceived.
For more information on this program contact a Traffic Studies Engineer, (813) 274-8512.