The Bozeman Police Department has deployed the Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer (SMART) onto the streets of Bozeman. SMART is a portable, self-contained speed display unit that measures and displays the speeds of approaching vehicles in areas that may be experiencing speed related problems. A speed limit sign attached to the unit reminds motorists to pay attention and obey the posted speed limit.
SMART records the number and speeds of vehicles in a requested location, and the Bozeman Police Department can use that information to help determine which neighborhoods or streets require additional traffic enforcement. As speed awareness increases, motorists tend to slow down, even after SMART has been moved to a different location.
Community members requesting SMART will receive data showing the total number of vehicles that have passed the unit, and the percentage of relative vehicle speeds. The Bozeman Police Department is dedicated to slowing down drivers and values this cooperative effort with our community to reduce crashes and make the streets safer for all of us. Complete the below information to request SMART to be placed on your street!