Newest addition to Mahone Bay? Mobile speed signs

Welcome to Mahone Bay...and slow down.

The Town of Mahone Bay recently bought two mobile speed signs and have placed them in what it describes as "strategic locations" within the town, according to a Nova Scotia RCMP news release.

The mobile speed signs use RADAR to calculate the speed of oncoming vehicles and display the speed to the driver with a flashing light when the speed is in excess of the posted limit.

The mobile speed signs also collect data related to vehicle speeds, time of day and traffic volumes. This data will be analyzed and shared with the RCMP to help identify areas where excess speed is a concern. This, in turn, will assist the RCMP when planning strategic traffic enforcement within Mahone Bay.

Improving road safety is an ongoing concern for the RCMP. To report an unsafe driver, call the police as soon as possible and provide as many details as you can about the vehicle, the driver, and the licence plate number. In an emergency, call 911.

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