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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

Keeping Traffic Calm In Work Areas

Where To Start It is always important to keep traffic carefully controlled in work zones and when it comes to speed signs, the best place to begin is right at the beginning. Several studies have shown that having drivers slow down before the arrive at the area where workers and equipment are is a major [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Industrial Areas, Work Zone Safety|0 Comments

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

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. [...]

Radar Speed Signs in Industrial Areas

The Dangers Every kind of industrial area can have potential dangers. The use of heavy equipment, explosive or flammable substances, weighty construction materials, cutting and welding tools that are used on a daily basis, all these things can be hazards that most people don't experience in their day to day lives. But to add to [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]