Grostefon, Columbia Middle School principal, said he witnessed an immediate decrease in speed.
“I’ve never seen cars go this slow,” Grostefon said. “I already can see a difference.”
The radar, which is solar powered and weighs about 1,000 pounds, will be active all the time.
Liz Loposser, Columbia Elementary School principal, said the radar will help students stay safe as they travel to school.
“It’s a huge benefit to all students walking down Third Street and across the street,” Loposser said.
Loposser noted that the working relationship between the schools and the LPD is better than it’s ever been.
“We’re thankful of the support we get,” Loposser said.
Clark said the two mobile radars will be a great start and he hopes they can build on them.
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her: @PharosAES.