Portable Radar Set Up Near Anderson Schools - WSPA.com

Portable Radar Set Up Near Anderson Schools

Posted: Updated:
Radar being moved to schools to slow down speeders. Radar being moved to schools to slow down speeders.

Schools attract a lot of traffic most of the year, but during summer months Anderson County Deputies say less traffic means drivers move faster and they forget the speed limits.

"The speed limits have not changed because it's summer time," says Sergeant Terry Porter with Anderson County Sheriff's Office Community Services Unit.

The Community Service Unit is getting their portable radar charged so they can take it to Hood Road in Powdersville in an effort to slow drivers down. Powedersville Elementary, Middle School and High School are all on that road. Deputies say they went to the area and found people going 50 MPH on the 35 MPH road.

"They speed up and down this road all the time," says Wilson Smith, who lives on Hood Road.

Smith says watching kids and animals in the area is a constant concern and hopes portable radar reminds people to slow down.

The radar unit will stay on Hood Road for several days before it will be taken to another school area. The plan is to remind people to slow down before school starts. Deputies hope this proactive deterant will slow people down and change driving habits too.

"Saving lives is our number one goal," Sgt. Porter says.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office does take request for where the unit should be moved to. To put in a request you can find their online form by clicking here.

Greenville City also has radar that will be moved to school areas as school begins. Spartanburg County does not have a portable radar but they will increase patrols at the beginning of the year.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Broome High School Releases Statement On Death Of Student

    Broome High School Releases Statement On Death Of Student

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:20:44 GMT
    "With great sadness, we learned that a Broome High School student, who suffered a medical emergency at school and was transported to Mary Black Hospital, could not be resuscitated by medical staff."
    "With great sadness, we learned that a Broome High School student, who suffered a medical emergency at school and was transported to Mary Black Hospital, could not be resuscitated by medical staff."
  • Help ID Spartanburg Fondling Suspect

    Help ID Spartanburg Fondling Suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:09:04 GMT
    The Special Victims Unit of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in trying to identify a fondling suspect.
    The Special Victims Unit of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in trying to identify a fondling suspect.
  • Spartanburg Dist. 2 Bus Involved In Accident

    Spartanburg Dist. 2 Bus Involved In Accident

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:35:18 GMT
    Spartanburg Co. School District 2 says a special needs bus was involved in an accident near Riveroak and Quail Creek.
    Spartanburg Co. School District 2 says a special needs bus was involved in an accident near Riveroak and Quail Creek.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.