High-Tech Devices Hope to Slow Speeders on Parkside Ave

June 14, 2013 Updated Jun 14, 2013 at 6:41 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

June 14, 2013 Updated Jun 14, 2013 at 6:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY. (WKBW) Two new radar speed displays have been installed on Parkside Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

The devices cost over $4,000 each and they are programmed to detect the speed of passing cars.

Readouts are displayed on brightly lit screens and they flash if a car is exceeding the speed limit.

Data collected by the Buffalo Police Department shows that Parkside Avenue has one of the most serious problems with speeding - with approximately 75% of drivers exceeding the posted city limit of 30 miles per hour.

The problem is related to Parkside's intersection with the Scajaquada Expressway, which has a speed limit of 50 miles per hour.

According to Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, motorists coming off the expressway forget that they are driving through a residential neighborhood.

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