The Wanco radar-speed trailer features the largest portable speed sign available today. Visible over a standard Jersey barrier traffic divider, the giant display shows motorists’ speed in 26-inch characters, which flash when a vehicle exceeds the user-set speed limit.
The selectable overspeed message flashes slow down or any of several preconfigured graphical symbols, together with optional red and blue flashing lights. The display can show motorists’ speed in mph (one or two digits) or km/h (up to three digits).
A regulatory sign above the display features changeable speed-limit numbers for easy setup in any speed zone. The electronic display rotates to face traffic and includes visors and shades that produce superior visibility. The trailer’s see-through design puts pedestrians in view, improving their safety—particularly in dangerous, high-risk areas. The solar-powered battery-charging system provides longer run times.
Wanco speed trailers provide vehicle speed detection and display, in a portable platform that does not require permanent installation or wiring. Using built-in radar, the speed trailer detects the speed of oncoming vehicles, then displays that speed on its full-matrix LED display panel, informing drivers of their actual speed. Formal studies have proven that speeding drivers respond by slowing down to legal limits when their actual speed is displayed on an electronic sign. Studies also indicate that some drivers “test” radar-based speed displays by driving very fast. To address this danger, Wanco speed signs do not display excessive speed, but instead employ their full-matrix display to flash a message or symbol at drivers, to indicate they are going much too fast.
Common applications include: