So far, so good,
for a new high-tech speed warning device installed last week by the
New Jersey Department of Transportation at the dangerous I-287 northbound
ramp to westbound I-80 in Parsippany. There hasn't been a single truck
rollover since at the cloverleaf-style interchange, which is west
of New York City in the northern part of the state, according to local
The device uses
roadbed sensors and a message board to alert truckers if they are
traveling too fast to safely steer the ramp.
been a common occurrence at the interchange, where big rigs are required
to slow from 55 mph to 25 mph in a short distance to negotiate the
relatively tight turn, the Daily Record reported.
The device, which
cost $400,000, is the first of its kind in the state, according to
the newspaper. If successful, it could be used at other heavily traveled