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Posted: Tuesday 17 March, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Traffic Department receives radar speed signs, supplies to aid with the reduction of speeding

L:R - Vice Dean of Windsor University, Dr. Vishal Surender, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Venkatesh Bheemaiah, Director of Security, Keithly Hicks, Superintendent of Traffic, Trevor Mills and officers from the Cayon Police Station
By: (RSCNPF), Press Release

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 17, 2020 (RSCNPF): To tackle the issue of speeding and speeding related accidents, the Windsor University School of Medicine has donated four Radar Speed Signs along with other items to the Traffic Department.

     

    “This morning we are here to hand over some items to the Police and among these items are four radar speed signs to help the Police in their road calming solutions. We know that we have incidents of speeding in our roadways and we wanted to add and help the Police in their road calming solutions to curtail these incidents of speeding,” said the Director of Security, Keithly Hicks.
     
    Mr. Hicks was, at the time, speaking at a brief handing over ceremony that was held on the school’s compound on March 13, 2020.
     
    A video demonstration of what the radars are, and the effectiveness and useful nature of the devices were shown before the items were handed over to the Police. The digital signs display the speed approaching vehicles are registering in miles per hour (mph). Depending on how fast the driver is travelling, the sign would also display that they were going “too fast” and instruct them to “slow down”.
     
    In addition to the four radar signs, also handed over were 500 cat’s eye reflectors, 50 gallons of street marking paint, Stop signs, Speed Limit signs, and School Zone signs. The director explained that an additional 50 gallons of paint had already been handed over to the Police as part of their ongoing partnership. The items donated amount to approximately US$35,000.
     
    He pointed out that the digital state-of-the-art radar signs were placed in Cayon in the vicinity of the University and in Canada Estate in the vicinity of Ski Academy to help ensure the safety of students attending these institutions.
     
    Superintendent with responsibility for the Traffic Department, Trevor Mills, thanked the University for the timely items.
     
    “On behalf of the High Command and the Traffic Department of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, I say thank you to the Windsor University School of Medicine for providing us with the items mentioned. This will certainly assist us with our traffic law enforcement thus reducing speeding and traffic accidents. We want to, again, thank you and express our appreciation for partnering with the Police.”
     
    The Traffic Department continues to encourage the public to drive with due care and attention and avoid speeding especially in school zones. The speed limit is 40 mph on open roads and 20 mph in villages, towns and school zones.
     
     
     
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