S.M.A.R.T Unit

Hanson Police S.M.A.R.T. Unit
Hanson Police Department orders a Speed Traffic Radar Trailer To Promote Safe Driving in the community.

The Hanson Police Department was the recipient of a Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer better known as S.M.A.R.T. This traffic enforcement item was funded in part by a Grant Award from the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Public Safety.

Drivers approaching the S.M.A.R.T unit will see the posted speed limit as well as their automobile’s speed detected by radar within the unit. The S.M.A.R.T. unit will also record other important information as it monitors traffic including the total number of vehicles and their average speed.

The Department is able to place the S.M.A.R.T unit at various frequent speeding locations throughout the Town and previous accident locations. The Department will also consider location requests from Hanson residents in an effort to promote safe driving throughout the neighborhoods and thoroughfares in our Town.

Use of the S.M.A.R.T unit greatly aids in educating the public, as many drivers are unaware of exactly how fast they are actually going or are not aware of the local speed limits. Chief Edward Savage is optimistic that the use of the S.M.A.R.T unit will complement ongoing efforts to reduce speeding through awareness and education. Residents who would like to make a request that the S.M.A.R.T unit be placed in their neighborhoods should contact Lieutenant Joseph P. Yakavonis at the Department during regular business hours, 781-293-4625 ext 245 or send an email here.