Normally, while passing through some schools, airports or malls, our prescience pokes us to decelerate a bit. Yet how often do we slow down actually even after seeing a signboard that specifies speed limits? Well, the road signs are not visible enough to allow you a reaction time. To wipe up such excuses, a solar-powered VCalm message sign, with the highest visibility possible, has been installed on Happy Valley Road near Terramar Elementary and Happy Valley Basic schools in Peoria. As a part of the Happy Valley Road improvement project, the sign was budgeted at a cost of about $28,000.
Sergeant Russ Scarborough, Peoria Police Department’s traffic services supervisor says…
The message boards detect vehicle speed. The board will flash the speed to inform the motorist they need to slow down.
The solar/battery installation uses PWMS LED technology that stacks high-volume high-intensity LEDs and are 50 percent more energy efficient than ordinary LED technology.