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Municipality purchases multiuse road sign
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
Speeding drivers beware; the municipality has purchased a multiuse road sign with the ability to photograph passing vehicles.

“You see that camera in it that’s already set,” said Steve Munshaw, manager of protective services for the Crowsnest Pass. “[It] could take a photo imagery of that vehicle passing at a high speed and then you’re able to then retrieve some traffic dollars from that.”

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, council approved the purchase of a Multi-Purpose Radar and Message Board Sign for about $12,400 plus tax. Munshaw says these signs cost around $22,000 retail but the municipality is receiving a 45 per cent discount because they are going with a one-year-old demo that has gone to trade shows.
The Community Police Advisory Committee and Crowsnest Citizens on Patrol have been researching radar signs since last year. The Crowsnest Pass Peace officers, CNP Citizens on Patrol, Teck Coal and Riversdale Resources, made this purchase possible.

The sign can be programmed via the “cloud” using a Bluetooth device. Along with its ticket issuing abilities, it can also be used to alert drivers to road closures, warnings or community events.
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