You may have noticed new speed signs on Lexington Street in Waltham recently, and thought, "I wonder if those can give me a ticket?"
The answer - no, according to police.
The signs, which are movable, are used to gather speed data on whether drivers are abiding by the posted speed limit, according to a Waltham News Watch report. That data, he said, will be used to better target areas for police to boost speed enforcement.
Waltham Police Sgt. William Gallant told Waltham Patch the signs have cameras to take photos but will not be used to issue tickets to drivers.
"The photos are more for our use to determine if the high speed recorded is not a false read[ing]. In other words if, I get a read of 78 miles an hour on a street that it would be near impossible to get up to that speed I can find out if in fact it was a car or a false read by the sign. I have had a couple of high speeds with no vehicle in the pic. It also is useful if someone tampers with or steels it," Gallant said.