PARSIPPANY, N.J. — A new high-tech speed warning device installed last week is helping to prevent truck rollovers on a dangerous Interstate 287 ramp.
The device uses roadbed sensors and a message board to warn truckers if they are travelling too fast on the sharp ramp from I-287 northbound to the westbound I-80. Transports are required to slow from 55 mph to 25 mph in a short distance in order to make the tight turn.
According to local media reports, there have been no truck rollovers at the cloverleaf interchange since the speed-warning unit was installed. Previously, rollovers were a common occurrence on the ramp.
The US$400,000 speed warning sensor unit is the first of its kind in New Jersey. If it’s successful, the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation may install the high-tech sensors at other high-traffic interchanges.
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