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.
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.
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.