In an effort to enforce the speed limits in the county, especially for traffic passing through the small towns within Tattnall County, the Tattnall County Commissioners have approved the purchase of two speed alert trailers. The request was made by Tattnall Sheriff Kyle Sapp at the county commissioners’ meeting of Monday, April 4, 2022.
These speed alert trailers will show the driver’s speed, the speed limit, and flashing of lights in red and blue when the driver is exceeding the speed limit.
Of the four bids that were submitted, Sheriff Sapp recommended the bid of MSM Public Safety of $9281 each because of additional features that the lowest bidder did not offer. Other bids per speed alert trailer were as follows: Applied Concepts, $8411; Kustom Signals, Inc., $10,606; and All Traffic Solutions, Inc., 12,382.
The Onsite 300MX Matrix Speed Trailer is preloaded with 18 messages, 14 graphics, and 13 Apanish messages. This trailer also has a two year limited warranty.
Sheriff Sapp also reported on the tower infrastructure upgrade process. He said that the connection between Glennville and Reidsville has been completed, and the former Speer site off Hwy. 23/57 has been decommissioned. He added the next project is to connect between Reidsville and Cobbtown.
“We have four channels, referred to as talk paths, in operation now, and we would like to add two more,” Sheriff Sapp said.