Hi all! Hoping for some feedback regarding road/traffic speed cameras to be used in a road awareness campaign for wildlife.
My PhD research focuses on the effects of human disturbance on an endangered African canid. One of the many threats to this species is vehicular collisions, and one of my collaborators is interested in starting a road awareness campaign in the hopes of decreasing this one threat in at least one area. We are trying to determine the best type of camera to install along one major road to get an idea of the amount of traffic, whether people generally follow the speed limit on this stretch of road, and of course, which species are present. He has reached out to the local transportation department to ask for their permission/cooperation, however, I am curious who else we should contact (i.e., law enforcement, other agencies/organizations). I'm sure this differs by state, country, etc., but I want to make sure we include all the appropriate parties. So my primary question is, has anyone used road/traffic speed cameras for this, or a similar, purpose, and if so, is there a particular model and/or company you recommend? Of course, any additional suggestions or feedback are always appreciated as this is my first time undertaking this type of project. Thank you in advance! Tammy Cloutier Environmental Studies PhD Candidate Antioch University New England