New Sign on Schoenbar Road

First radar sign in Ketchikan on Schoenbar Road. AMBER JUNKER
First radar sign in Ketchikan on Schoenbar Road.    AMBER JUNKER

By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor In Chief

Ketchikan installed its first radar speed limit sign at the end of August on Schoenbar Road. The sign flashes a white light when drivers are over the 25 mph speed limit. KPD Deputy Police Chief Josh Dossett said the sign was placed in that specific location because of the nearby school zones and the library.
“[There was] a lot of concern about the speed of cars, a couple of suggestions were thrown out, about, instead of having an officer there 24 hours,” said Dossett.
The white light is not the flash from a camera but purely a warning according to Dossett.
“It’s a warning, we don’t mind people thinking that though,” said Dossett on the flashing radar sign.
The flashing white light of from the sign is not an epilepsy concern said Dossett.
“These are used all over the country. [They are] not designed to cause [epilepsy], not sure they are on that frequency,” said Dossett.

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