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Slow down there...this new Brossard traffic light will detect your speed

Slow down there...this new Brossard traffic light will detect your speed
New traffic lights in Brossard / Malorny / Moment / Getty Images

Speeders on the road, no more! This new & smart traffic light installed in Brossard will limit fast drivers from passing, therefore improving the safety on the town's roads.

FRED as it's called, or EARL in English, is the name given to the new light. Meant to enforce speed limits, EARL remains red when in neutral mode. When cars approach, it turns green...unless, of course, speed limits aren't respected. In that case, the light remains red until closeby drivers slow down. Once a driver can respect the 30km/hour speed limit put in place, EARL can turn green.

Located near a school on Stravinski street, this new technology detects drivers from 30 metres away. Up ahead the light, a sign has been installed indicating its presence. 

"As mayor, citizen and mother, I always want to improve the safety of our children and citizens," said Brossard's mayor, Doreen Assaad, in a press release. "It is a concern in Brossard to make our streets safer, as it is in most cities in Quebec. I am proud to welcome this innovative pilot project [...] which would have a positive impact on both pedestrians, by ensuring their safety, and drivers, by rewarding good driving habits."

This new traffic pilot project has been planned to last 90 days. For complete information, click here.

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