Q&A - How Can I Gather Speed Data?
I live on rural road in northern BC. The road has a speed limit of 80 kph. It is paved (seal coated), forested, winding with steep gradients, has steep drop-offs, has no lane markings, no pedestrian walkways, has lots of deer, elk, moose and bear crossing and has many hidden residential entrances. Many vehicles speed along this road even though the time they save in reaching the main highway will only amount to a minute or two. The RCMP presence on this road is effectively non-existent.
If I could document the speeding vehicles then I could perhaps persuade the RCMP to exert some presence on the road. I would like to know if anyone has found a way for an individual to document vehicle speeds on a road; say with a motion-triggered trail camera in conjunction with low-cost speed display such as those used to measure baseball speeds. It does not need to be accurate to legal standards; just sufficient to convince the RCMP to do something.