Slow down. Stay alive.
Buckle up. It's the law.
Whatever the message City of Warren Police want to pass on to the motoring public, a new electronic sign is available.
The sign has been along Market Street facing southbound traffic at Second Avenue for the past two days.
Since it arrived at the department two weeks ago, it has been used to notify motorists coming into the city from the north of their speed.
"It is a radar speed sign and an information sign," Chief Raymond Zydonik said. "We'll use it for motorist notification for road closures, special events, detours... advise motorists of their speed."
The notifications can be programmed remotely from police headquarters. Police are working with the equipment to become more familiar with it.
Although the sign has the ability to determine a vehicle's speed by radar, it cannot be used for speed enforcement, Zydonik said. Radar may not be used as an enforcement tool in the city.
The equipment was paid for by a federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
A second portion of the grant paid for an ENRADD - Electronic Non-Radar Device - system that can be used for enforcement in the city. The system has not yet arrived.
The city is also collecting data.
A counter stretched across Market Street on Wednesday and previously in place at two points on Pennsylvania Avenue is recording the number of vehicles that pass through the intersection over certain periods of time.
"We are putting in for an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant," Zydonik said.
The grant would not fund a red-light camera at the intersection. Rather, a pool of funds generated by cities that have red-light cameras in place, could provide funding for a traffic-signal upgrade at the intersection.
"Potential changes to turning lanes would be written into the grant," Zydonik said. "That's what the data is being collected for."