Board happy with speed signs

By on September 2, 2011

by David Maas
Kaneville—Members of the Kaneville Village Board announced that the speed signs they have been working on getting installed over the past few months have been installed and are working great.

“We hit a few kinks in the beginning,” Village President Bob Rodney said. “But they seem to be working now.”

The two solar powered signs are located on Harter and Main Street roads, and they show drivers their current speed in real time.

“They definitely have had a good effect,” Rodney said. “It helps drivers notice their speed.”

While the Village Board is happy with the improvement the signs have made, trustees are hoping it continues on into the new school year.

“The big test will be when all of the students start driving,” Rodney said. “In the past, we have had some problems with speeding before and after school hours.”

The board hopes the signs will continue to help make village roads safer.

“It has obviously worked in slowing cars down,” Village Trustee Paul Ross said. “If we can keep drivers aware of their speed, we can prevent things from happening.”