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City invests in device that helps prevent speeding

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Tai Moses

Research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows that speeding is the chief factor in more than a quarter of fatal accidents each year – that’s thousands of preventable deaths. Motorists make the choice to drive over the speed limit when they’re in a hurry, stressed or simply being careless. A digital roadside sign called a DSDD, or Dynamic Speed Display Device, shows drivers their speed as they pass by it. This technology can help to remind drivers that they’re driving at an unsafe speed. Currently, Austin has 96 DSDDs, including 31 permanently placed units and 65 in rotation. Now, thanks to a new contract with the vendor, the city may buy up to 25 additional DSDDs a year.

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