On Friday, July 6, Sgt. Barry Gulden of the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a Stalker DSR 2X Radar Unit from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety.
“Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is receiving a new piece of equipment to assist us with our traffic safety efforts; keeping drivers at safe and legal speeds”, states Watonwan County Sheriff Gary Mennsen.
The Stalker 2X is one of the most advanced and easiest to use Traffic Radars; it is actually two independent radar units operating on a single, 5-window, multi-color display.
“Our Deputies will be better equipped to identify vehicles driving at illegal and unsafe speeds,” states Sgt. Gulden. “The Stalker Radar is a tool that will help make our community safer.”
Gulden was also named Toward Zero Death (TZD) Traffic Enforcement Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office
“The Watonwan Sheriff’s Office is a partner, with hundreds of other departments, that strive Toward Zero Deaths by focusing traffic enforcement efforts,” adds Scott McConkey, Law Enforcement Liaison for the Dept. Of Public Safety. “We know state of the art equipment like this will change people’s driving behavior – they will slow down and that will save lives and reduce injury!”
Speed is one of the main contributing factors in crashes and in determining their severity. Higher speed means greater force and less time to react.
In Minnesota it is the law that you must travel at the appropriate speed to maintain control of your vehicle in any condition: snow, ice, rain, fog, etc.
For more information on the Stalker Radar visit www.stalkerradar.com.