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Radar Trailers

The Turlock Police Department Traffic Safety Unit has two MPH matrix messaging radar trailers that were provide through a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant. These top-of-the-line units have the ability to display hundreds of messages. They can be used to advise of traffic issues as well as speed monitoring. Often times, motorists don't realize how fast they are traveling. Radar trailers do NOT take pictures of motorists. They simply advise motorists of their speed and the speed they should be traveling. Due to natural hazards such as narrow roadways or soft shoulders, the radar trailers cannot be placed everywhere.

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)

Radar Trailer Placement

If you feel that speed is an issue in your neighborhood or in any other area of the city, a radar trailer can be placed there. To be considered for radar trailer placement, please call the Traffic Safety Unit at (209) 664-7380.

For questions about speed control or speed limits, please contact:

Engineering Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 150
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5520
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Effective August 10, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Development Services (Building, Engineering, and Planning Divisions) public counter will be closed. We will continue to assist you through scheduled appointments, our online services, email, mail, and by phone. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide customer service in a safe and effective manner.

For questions about radar trailers, please contact:

Turlock Police Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5550

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