The Seward Police Department is pleased to be the recipient of a Decatur Radar/Message Trailer. The trailer was recently purchased by the City with grant funds awarded by the Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO). No local funds were spent on this project.
The radar/message trailer will be placed in various areas throughout Seward including school zones and neighborhoods.
It will post the speed limit, and will display the approaching motorists speed. During its placement the trailer will collect data on number of vehicles, including top speeds, average speeds over the speed limit, and time of day with the highest number of speeders. The trailer will be placed at a location for multiple days to properly analyze traffic patterns, including week day traffic patterns, and weekend traffic patterns for that area.
A media broadcast via radio and newspaper will announce the upcoming trailer placement, and that following its removal, the Seward Police will actively enforce those zones, targeting speed violators. The local media and Alaska Highway Safety Office will receive quarterly reports highlighting AHSO sponsorship, goals, activities, and results.
Along with traffic enforcement the trailer will be utilized for special events, street maintenance and emergency services in an effort to keep our neighborhoods and roadways safe.