Radar Speed Trailer

Radar Speed Trailer

 
Drivers approaching a Puyallup Police Department Radar Speed Trailer will see the posted speed limit displayed, as well as their speed as detected by the radar within the trailer. The trailer will also record the total number of vehicles and their average speeds during the times it is monitoring traffic. Radar Speed Trailers are placed in locations throughout the city depending on history of motor vehicle accidents, requests from the public and frequent speeding citations.

If you would like to request the Speed Trailer be placed in your neighborhood, you may make a request to the Traffic Unit by calling 253-435-3607 or click here to email the traffic unit. Each request is evaluated by the traffic unit sergeant and granted based on need and availability. 

Radar Speed Trailer Reports

Location of Speed Trailer
Dates of Deployment
Summary
Aug 27 - Sep 25, 2017
Posted speed 35 mph. Low risk threshold = any speed up to 44 mph.  Medium risk threshold = 45 to 54 mph.  High risk threshold = 55+ mph.  As noted in the report, 50% of vehicles were compliant all the time, 50% or less were within the low risk, and very few were medium or high risk.
Aug 29 - Sept 22, 2017
Posted speed 25 mph. This report is somewhat different due to the speed trailer technology. 97% of vehicles were traveling at or under the speed limit. The average speed was 15.14 mph.  A total of 24,129 vehicles were measured, 23,703 were at or under the posted 25 mph limit, 426 were over the limit. Of the 426, only 8 vehicles exceeded the speed limit greater than 10 mph.
Sept 14 - Oct 2, 2017
Posted speed 30 mph. The average speed was 24.42 mph. A total of 19,319 vehicles were measured of which 17,468 were at or under the posted 30 mph limit. There were 1,851 measured over the limit with 9 of those measured at 50+ mph. 
Oct 9 - Oct 25, 2017
Posted speed 25 mph. The average speed was 21.34 mph. A total of 25,088 vehicles were measured with 18,392 at or under the posted speed. There were 6,696 measured as exceeding the speed with 6,499 of those measured at between 26-34 mph. 21 vehicles were measured at 45+ mph. 
Aug 17 - Oct 15, 2017
Posted speed 30 mph. Low risk threshold = any speed up to 39 mph. Medium risk threshold = 40-49 mph. High risk threshold = 50+ mph. As noted in the report, more than half of all vehicles were compliant all of the time with an average of 0 vehicles showing medium or high risk.