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Stop Signs are Ineffective at Traffic Calming

Conventional Stop Sign Drawbacks It might strike some people that the obvious approach to dealing with aggressive drivers would be more stop signs. However, stop signs can simply aggravate the problem. Stop signs increase a driver's frustration and can lead to the driver becoming even more reckless than before. A very aggressive driver might simply [...]

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 [...]

Using Radar Speed Signs to Protect Hospitals

Vulnerable Pedestrians One of the areas with the most vulnerable pedestrians is hospital parking lots. With patients coming in and out, many of them in states of extreme anguish and moving slowly, the the potential for accidents increases. Parking lots are always dangerous but with so many people moving slowly at all hours of the [...]

Protecting Preschools and Daycares with Radar Speed Signs

Staying Cautious The police and local governments often do a good job of adding extra support to keep schools and parks carefully monitored. Any area where children are active must be watched and protected. But unfortunately there are sometimes areas that are overlooked. Private preschools and daycares aren't generally as well protected because they aren't [...]

Traffic Calming Around Hotels

Any Need Hotels are unique because they go through stages when they are busy and when they are inactive. During tourists seasons or when there is a conference in town, the hotels fill up quickly. But when there is nothing going on, there tends to be much fewer people coming in to stay. These changes [...]

Keeping Holiday Traffic Under Control

The Traffic Boom Most people love public holidays because they associate them with good memories. But public holidays can be very difficult, especially for travelers. With so many holiday visitors coming in and out, most cities see a major fluctuation in the flow of traffic in and out of the metropolis. This boost in traffic [...]

Using Traffic Calming to Keep Large Events Safe

Surviving Large Event Traffic If you have ever been to a large party you know what the atmosphere is like: people moving in groups, laughing and talking, constant movement, crowds coming and going constantly... Often there is alcohol and the party goes late into the night, with people not leaving until early morning hours. These [...]

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 [...]

Using Variable Speed Signs in Multi-Purpose Areas to Eliminate Driver Confusion

Pedestrians and Vehicular Areas Some of the most dangerous driving areas are those with both pedestrian, and vehicular traffic. It is essential that traffic be carefully monitored through the use of traffic calming measures like MUTCD signs. Since there are many areas that may require attendance, just using a standard traffic sign is probably not [...]