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  • New speed signs on Ina Rd. to alert motorists

    Sep 08, 2015 | Read More News
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    speed signPima County’s Department of Transportation installed six Digital Speed Feedback signs at the end of August to raise speed limit awareness among motorists on three segments of Ina Road. 

    The signs can be seen along east and westbound Ina Road from Shannon to Paseo Del Norte.
      
    DOT implemented the Digital Speed Feedback (DSF) sign program to reduce speeds along Pima County corridors that consistently experience speed-related crashes. According to recent data from DOT’s Traffic Engineering Division, speed accounted for nearly half of all segment crashes on Ina Road.
      
    “The signs are an effective reminder to drivers to drive the appropriate speed for road and traffic conditions,” said Robert Lane, DOT’s Traffic Engineering Division.

    The LED signs, located after the posted speed limit sign, display the actual speed of the moving vehicle. When the speed of the moving vehicle exceeds 5 mph of the posted limit, the display will start blinking to alert the speeding driver. 

    “The signs are not a substitution for enforcement, they are for education and to increase driver awareness,” said Sargent Mark Bustamante, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, adding that motorists can still expect to see patrol units throughout the area.

    The Transportation Department has installed DSF signs along seven other corridors, including north and southbound Palo Verde where speed-related crashes accounted for 67 percent of the total number of crashes between 2008 and 2012.  

    Funding for these signs comes from DOT’s traffic safety funds, their operational budget and grants received from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  Each sign costs approximately $6,000.  

    Sign locations:
    Eastbound and westbound on Ina Road between Shannon and La Cholla
    Eastbound and westbound on Ina Road between La Cholla and La Cañada
    Eastbound and westbound on Ina Road between La Cañada and Paseo Del Norte
    Northbound Palo Verde near 36th Street
    Southbound Palo Verde near 37th Street
    Southbound 1st Avenue near Rudasill Road
    Eastbound on Aviation Highway on Dodge near Technical
    Westbound on Aviation Highway near Richey
    Southbound on Campbell Avenue near Skyline
    Westbound on River Road near La Cañada