Students walk past the solar street sign recently installed at Willard Wheatley Primary School in East End. (Photo: GIS)

As part of efforts to improve road safety, the Public Works Department has installed solar radar school zone signs at the Willard Wheatley Primary School in East End and the Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay.

“These signs read the speed of oncoming vehicles, alerting motorists of how fast they are travelling,” said PWD Director Jeremy Hodge.

He added that the installation is a pilot project, and more signs will likely be installed at other schools across the territory.

During a recent House of Assembly meeting, Communications and Works Minister Kye Rymer also touted the signs and other efforts designed to make the territory more pedestrian-friendly.

“The solar-powered crosswalks are signage that flashes to get the attention of the oncoming traffic, therefore bringing awareness to drivers that a pedestrian is intending to cross the street,” Mr. Rymer said at the time.