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QPS installs new speed radar signs in front of ECFC

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- After many complaints about speeding on 8th Street in front of the Early Childhood and Family Center, the Quincy Public School District made a change by adding speed signs.

QPS Director of Security Dan Arns said the $6,000 signs were paid for, in part, by a $2,000 grant from Walmart's Community Grant Program.

He said the district needed the signs to make drivers aware that this is a school zone and drivers need to slow down.

"They seem to be very effective. We have them in every other school. If you're behind them, you can always see brake lights come on when they come near these signs," Arns said.

Arns said the new speed radar sign should warn drivers to be aware.

"It'll flash your speed after 20 miles an hour and they also have a red slow down sign that will also flash at you," Arns said. "If you go up a little higher than that in speed, a very bright strobe starts going off to alert the driver they're going too fast."

The radar speed signs are installed but the district does not plan to turn them on until kids return to the classroom in August.

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Jayda Hill

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