New digital stop signs to bring awareness to drivers

digital-stop-signs-

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- If you’ve driven around Albert Lea this week you might have noticed something a little different on the side of the road.

Three digital speed signs have been installed around town. They’re located on East and West Main St. and Hammer Rd.

The speed drops down from 45 mph to 30 in these spots.

It’s a good reminder to make sure you’re reducing your speed.

“Usually when someone sees a squad car along the street they’ll automatically look down at what they’re going and this is just another visual reminder,” said Lt. Jeff Strom, Albert Lea Police Department. “It doesn’t matter if there is a person there watching your speed or a machine instrument there watching your speed. It will still make you aware.”

They are looking to add a 4th digital sign within the next couple of weeks. That will be on South Broadway.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s