Speeding in Philly Changes Traffic Light to Red

By CNSNews.com Staff | November 19, 2013 | 10:39am EST

The intersection of Kelly Drive and Fountain Green in Philadelphia. (Google Street View map)

(CNSNews.com) - If you drive too fast on one particular street in Philadelphia, the light at the intersection ahead will turn red.

You can thank wireless technology for the new traffic control measure.

The city has put a series of sensors in the pavement to measure how fast a car is going, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday.

Two electronic signs warn drivers that "Speeding Triggers Red Light," and officials say the sensors are spaced in a way that allows drivers enough time to brake for the light.

The Inquirer said the speed limit on Kelly Drive is 35 mile an hour, but motorists drive almost 55 on average.

The street chosen for the $11,050 pilot project is the scene of frequent wrecks, the report said. And if the experiment is successful, it could be expanded to other city streets where speeding is a problem.

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