The speed trailer is an educational device that helps drivers become more aware of the speed limit. This awareness tool can also help residents survey local traffic speeds in their neighborhood. The speed trailer is set up alongside the roadway by a city Traffic Engineering and Operations technician or by a trained SMART (Speed Monitor Awareness Radar Trailer) volunteer. The Public Works speed trailer is solar-powered and uses a radar gun to display speeds of passing vehicles. The trailer is usually deployed for one week (Monday through Friday).
The City of Vancouver Public Works Department will work with SMART volunteers to set up the speed trailer at various locations in the City of Vancouver. The speed trailer is a tool used to educate motorists about their speed and provide awareness of local speed limits.
Pick up city vehicle and speed trailer and deploy trailer to pre-determined location. Set up trailer in safe location and return city vehicle to operations center. Pick up same trailer and transport to new location or back to City Operations Center.
The time commitment will vary depending on the availability of speed trailer and frequency of relocation. In most cases, SMART volunteer will be asked to commit to 3-4 hours per month. In most case, the trailer will be deployed Monday through Friday and will return to the Operations Center by Friday at 3 p.m. Based on availability and need some weekend deployment may occur.
Promote awareness and safe travel throughout Vancouver.
Citizen will complete online request form or call to request trailer placement. Deployment is based on availability, need and history of deployment.
Follow this link to request that the City's speed trailer be placed in your neighborhood. Please fill out the online form and then submit. www.cityofvancouver.us/SpeedTrailerRequest