Speed reader board gathering data

Houston's speed reader board is being used for research, to show the effectiveness of the boards.

Houston’s speed reader board is being used for research, to show the effectiveness of the boards.

The speed reader board is powered up and has been recording vehicle speed for the past two weeks, however the board display is being turned on and off at different times, so that data can be collected to show the difference of having the board there, said Carl Lutz, Ministry of Transportation district manager for Bulkley-Stikine.

The Ministry of Transportation is working with ICBC and the RCMP to get solid data to prove that the boards are effective, said Lutz.

The data collection will continue for the rest of December and the speed reader board will be turned on full time for the new year, said Lutz.