Long Beach has installed a traffic control mechanism known as "Operation Rest in Red" along East Wardlow Road, where drivers have been known to speed despite the city's best efforts to compel compliance with a 45 mph limit, authorities said today.
The section of road is a 6,000-foot stretch between Studebaker Road and Claremont Avenue West, City of Long Beach spokesman David Roseman said.
"Operation Rest in Red" is an established traffic control mechanism that uses motion detection in conjunction with traffic signal changes to influence the speed of traffic.
On Wardlow Road, the signal at Fire Station 5 rests in red, while a motion sensor detects approaching vehicles.
If the vehicle is speeding, the traffic signal will remain red and the vehicle must stop before the light turns green. If the vehicle is not speeding, then the light will turn from red to green, allowing the motorist to continue.
-- City News Service