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Deterring Speeding in Verona


VERONA, NJ – The Township Council discussed speeding within in Verona and other motor vehicle concerns at its Monday night meeting.

Councilman Bob Manley started the discussion noting the effectiveness of the portable speed signs that had recently been placed on Elmwood Road.  Manley mentioned that he often walks his dog on that street and had immediately noticed a change in motor vehicle speed when the signs were in place.

“The difference was amazing.  When they see their speed light up as the drive by, it’s an immediate reaction to slow down,” Manley said.  “I was surprised to see they were taken down already and noticed a difference right away and the crossing guards in the area agreed.“

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Chief Mitchell Stern said the signs were removed because the township only has two and they are experimenting with other placements.  “I will remember that you were disappointed that they came down so quick when I ask you for more this year,” Stern joked with Manley.

He estimated the units cost about $6,000 a piece.  He agreed with Manley on their effectiveness, but also noted that people sometimes become desensitized to signs that have been in place for a long time so having the ability to move things around can be more effective. 

Councilman Jay Sniatkowski agreed with the idea of “sign pollution” diminishing the impact of the message.  “If you see sign after sign after sign, you just become oblivious to them,” he explained.  “But these little warning signs, especially around our schools, seem to be more effective.”

Stern said that the signs on Elmwood served as an “education” period for drivers and the next step would be enforcement.  Along those lines, he also noted that now that the holidays are over, police will be more stringent in enforcing parking meters and permit spots on which they had been more lenient during the busy holiday season.  

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