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Grants and Funding for Municipal Traffic Calming Programs

Research supports behavioral approaches to highway safety improvements such as traffic calming measures in roadway design, and many cities are adopting these proven effective means of controlling driver behavior. These programs can be expensive, however, and city budgets have been pressed to find funding sources. Often, county and local governments that want to implement traffic [...]

Traffic Impact Study: Are Radar Speed Signs Effective?

Community groups facing tough speeding challenges look for creative, cost effective solutions that make smart use of available funding. Municipalities need to know that speeding enforcement dollars are spent on programs that will affect real benefits in their community. Radar speed signs have been studied for effectiveness and tested in the field. City managers should [...]

Is Your School Safe? A 5 Step Self-Assessment for PTA and Administrators

Keeping children safe at school is one of the highest concerns we have as parents, teachers, administrators, and as a community. No one wants to discover a flaw in design or planning that puts children at risk only after an accident has occurred. Double check your school’s design and planning to prevent pedestrian accidents around [...]

Is Work Zone Safety a Priority? Take This Safety Audit Quiz

The DOT reported 609 fatal accidents in work zones in 2012 (the most recent statistics available), 125 in just Texas alone (ref. Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 2012 ARF, NHTSA). Total work zones vehicles accidents reached nearly 33,000. The risk of accidents in work zones constitutes a serious concern for communities, contractors and law enforcement. [...]

Warning: Your Neighborhood Might Not Be as Safe as You Think.

Speeding in residential areas is one of the largest concerns community groups and individuals voice to police departments. Unfortunately, because of budget cuts, and the demands of other areas of law enforcement that are considered more important, police departments and communities rarely have enough resources to devote to traffic calming measures. How Speeding Affects Neighborhood [...]

The Psychology of Speeding: The Success of Behavior Based Speed Enforcement

Human behavior is intransient, people don’t change their behavior, even behavior they want to change, easily. It’s no different when it comes to driving behavior. Communities and police departments find speeding and traffic safety to be top concerns among residents. Modern approaches to roadway management apply lessons of psychology to modify driver behavior and find [...]