Speed Display Boards

Speed Display Board

Speed display boards are pole-mounted devices equipped with radar speed detectors and an LED display. The boards are capable of detecting the approaching speed of a vehicle and displaying it back to the driver.

When combined with a regulatory speed limit sign, a clear message is sent to the driver that they may be travelling too fast. The objective of the program is to improve road safety by making drivers aware of their speed.

Vehicle Activated Traffic Calming Signs (VATCS)

Traffic Calming Sign 

Vehicle Activated Traffic Calming Signs (VATCS) are solar powered pole-mounted devices equipped with radar speed detectors and an LED display.

When a vehicle exceeds a predetermined speed, the sign’s LED display will light up and display the words “SLOW DOWN” along with a standard Ontario speed limit sign and flashing ambers in four corners.

Signs are installed on 40 or 50 km/h roads with a higher than expected speed or roads that have been identified in the Neighbourhood Traffic Management Guide. The boards demonstrate Council’s commitment to address citizen concerns regarding vehicle speeds.


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Many of Brampton's Vehicle Activation Traffic Calming Signs are powered by environmentally-friendly solar energy and use LED lights.