Speed monitors like the one on Sulphur Springs Road in Hoover serve as a reminder to drivers to slow it down.
Johnny Rimes passes the monitor weekly.
"My parents stay about a quarter of a mile away from this very location," said Rimes.
He admits, he has gone over the speed limit.
"A lot of times you have things on your mind that make you not really recognize that or really just don't think about it at all," said Rimes.
That's exactly why Hoover Police say the speed monitors are important. Currently, there are two within city limits. It's a constant reminder for drivers to take notice of their speed.
Gail Rainey lives in a cul-de-sac by the speed monitor. She said she's seen a slight difference.
"I think it does help some people but there are always going to be those that are not going to abide," said Rainey.
Karon Niblett also lives in the same area. She said her children play near the busy road. Having the constant reminder so close to her home, she said is comforting.
"My kids play out in that circle and they used to have a basketball goal they don't anymore but they're always right there riding their bikes or playing so it's very important," said Niblett.
While they may not force everyone to slow down they are helpful reminders to drivers like Rimes.
"If it's visible or if it's in an area where the driver can really notice it I definitely think it will be beneficial and make individuals more cognizant of the speed they're going," said Rimes.
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