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Erie Co. Sheriff deploys new speed enforcement tool

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 09:18:27-04

There's a new speed tool being used in Erie County, and this one is storing data on how fast you're going.

Sheriff Timothy Howard said the sign, which easily mounts on road sign posts, works by detecting a vehicle's speed, displaying the speed to the driver, and storing the speed. 

The Sheriff’s Patrol Service Division and Traffic Unit can then review the data and assess the best times and locations to concentrate its speed enforcement details.

According to the sheriff, the sign has already collected the speeds of thousands of drivers over the past few weeks, and deputies have utilized the data to schedule speed enforcement details throughout the county.

The sheriff's office bought the sign for $4,975.00. Funding was provided by the Erie County Sheriff’s 21st Century Foundation.