If you're from the Fairhaven area or work around the Sconticut Neck Plaza, then I have some pretty exciting news to share.

For the past 10-plus years working here at Fun 107, I've always despised the business of the traffic flowing in and out of the parking lot entrance. It's a death trap if you don't make the right move and most of the time, you're stuck sitting there for traffic to clear like a parade that never ends.

The vehicles that come whipping around the corner from Route 6 (Huttleston Avenue) don't exactly have the clearest view and also cause a danger to pedestrians who are innocently crossing the pedestrian walkway from bike path to bike path.

Finally, there's a solution to these speed devils that will hopefully fix some of this chaos.

Located to the left of the plaza entrance on the telephone pole – it's one of the only ones out there, you can't miss it – is a brand new speed detector installed by the Massachusetts Environmental Police. Quite frankly, I couldn't be happier.

After doing a little more digging on this sharp-looking radar detector, I found out that it's actually one of the most accurate devices on the market when it comes to detecting speed racers.

It's called the EVOLIS RSS (radar speed sign) and it's made by a company called ElanCity. Here's how effective it is:

  • Slows down traffic up to 25 percent on average
  • Detects vehicle speed from 1,000 feet away
  • Color changing numbers indicate your speed – green, yellow or red
  • Stores up to 1 million vehicles in its memory for data analysis
  • It has a colorful and bright display can be seen from a decent distance

Sorry to get all "tech-geeky" with speed radar signs, but if newer technology such as the speed detector in Fairhaven will help to slow down a busy area, then that's what I care about the most.

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