BINGHAMTON, NY – A couple of broken radar devices belonging to the Broome County Sheriff look brand new thanks to the work of some BOCES students.
Students from bodywork courses repaired and painted 2 mobile traffic control devices.
The speed signs that are transported on trailers are about 15 years old and rusting.
Other students helped fix broken lights and faulty wiring.
Deputy Robert Stapleton asked the students if they could refurbish the speed signs so the sheriff’s office wouldn’t have to buy new ones.
“The students here have done a wonderful job. They look brand new. These speed signs are going out everywhere, all over Broome County and they are to make motorists aware of their speed and slow them down,” he said.
Stapleton says the project cost the sheriff’s office $40 in materials instead of tens of thousands to replace them.
He says the panels communicate over a cellular connection, transmitting data on the amount of speeding at particular times of the day so MPs can target their app.
Stapleton says they are also used as message boards for events or in emergencies.
He says they will now be on county roads until next winter.