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TraffiCalm receives ATSSA Innovation Award

Trafficalm does it again! New Orleans, LA – TraffiCalm Systems was recently awarded a prestigious American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) “2016 Innovation Award”. TraffiCalm was proud to receive the FIRST PLACE  Award for Innovation, especially since we were competing against such a large field of leading traffic safety companies at the largest roadway safety show [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Highway Safety, News & Press, Traffic Safety, Work Zone Safety|Comments Off on TraffiCalm receives ATSSA Innovation Award

Rising Wrong Way crash rates alarm state officials

The National Transportation Safety Board estimates that there are over 300 fatal accidents caused by wrong way drivers each year. And while the problem of wrong way driving has been a concern for some time, various states are noting an increase in wrong way accidents in recent years. Officials in North Carolina report a 67% [...]

Using a Traffic Calming Sign to Reduce Speeding

Common Speeding Areas Some areas are much more common for speeding than others. Long stretches of highway tend to be an obvious choice for speeders, but so are places like large parking lots and garages. Even residential neighborhoods can become a target zone. This sort of reckless behavior puts a great many people at risk [...]

Taking the Right Traffic Calming Steps Can Protect Lives

There are many reasons for taking protective measures with regard to traffic calming. Obviously we want our roads to be smooth and avoid congestion. But there is a bigger reason for taking the right steps. With a few simple improvements and changes lives can be saved. The American Journal of Public Health found that children who [...]

Radar Speed Signs are Important for Keeping Roads Safe

Driver Reactions Whenever we see a dynamic speed sign we tend to find ourselves slowing down, even if we were already traveling under the speed limit. It is typical to do this without even thinking, slowing down when faced with a dynamic warning causes an automatic reaction. These driving instincts also come into play whenever [...]

Helping to Prevent Accidents with TraffiCalm Speed Signs

Special Circumstances One of the problems with static speed signs is that they can make no allowance for special circumstances. Variable speed signs on the other hand, have a distinct advantage. A study was done in the 90s in several European countries. In Germany, the autobahn served as the testing area. Since some areas of [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Driver Feedback Signs, Highway Safety, Traffic Safety, Work Zone Safety|Comments Off on Helping to Prevent Accidents with TraffiCalm Speed Signs

More Dynamic Signs Can Make a Difference

Static Speed Signs Static road signs have many advantages. When a driver sees a posted speed sign in the plain black and white they know they are looking at the official speed for the area they are driving through. The universality of these signs is good, they all look exactly the same so they can [...]

Making Construction Zones Safer with Speed Signs

The Risks of Construction Zones We can all know that construction zones can be dangerous but when we think of the dangers we don't usually consider the traffic dangers. According to statistics, most construction zone accidents that involve through traffic happen in the space where cars are changing from the higher speeds to lower speeds. [...]

Knowing Which Traffic Calming Devices to Use

No one can deny that conventional measures of traffic calming, like stop signs, have their place. In some areas stop signs are absolutely essential to keeping the traffic under control. However, using the same solution for every problem is unwise. In some situations steps like stop signs or speed bumps are simply not adequate and [...]

Radar Speed Signs for Affordable Traffic Calming

Some of the most common traffic calming methods used today are built in at the time of roadway construction. Things like extended curbs, roundabouts, center medians and forced turn lanes are all considered traffic calming devices. Anything that forces traffic in one direction or narrows lanes has the potential to slow traffic down. But these [...]