In addition to photo-speed enforcement, the Department utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to address speeding complaints in Beaverton neighborhoods. Voluntary compliance is the goal of our efforts; we would rather have no speeding complaints to address. Toward that end, the Department utilizes two SMART units to educate drivers.
SMART units are deployed curbside in problem areas; the lighted display on the rear of the trailer indicates the approaching vehicle's speed, helping drivers maintain awareness of their actual speed. The units are highly effective when deployed; unfortunately, statistics show that their speed reducing effects are only temporary, and fade after the units are removed.