The Lincoln County Sheriff’s office will have a new speed display sign near Hershey this week, just in time for the annual Hershey Fall Festival.
On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office began using a new Decatur 350 radar speed display trailer. It sports an 18-inch display that’s visible from 1,000 feet, and a data collection system, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer.
The collected data can report maximum traffic speeds, average speeds, traffic time-speed intervals, the number of vehicles traveling faster than the speed limit and the total number of vehicles on a roadway, according to a sheriff’s statement.
The trailer cost $8,700, half of which will be reimbursed through a matching grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, the statement said.
The county’s share of the cost was paid with part of $90,000 that was seized Oct. 21 during an I-80 drug bust. Drug money that is seized can only be used for purchasing equipment for the sheriff’s office, the statement said.
This week, the trailer will be in Hershey, both in school zones and at various places around town during the fall festival.
The trailer can be taken anywhere in Lincoln County to help deputies efficiently manage traffic issues, the sheriff’s statement said.