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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 |2019-06-20T15:29:07-07:00February 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% [...]

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 consider [...]

Traffic Calming in Winter Conditions

When Increased Traffic Risks Are Apparent When it comes to winter driving, slowing down traffic is crucial. Not just for the safety of others but also to protect yourself. If one out of control car loses traction and collides with your vehicle, the damage can easily be fatal. Many people who haven't driven winter conditions before [...]

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 Traffic Calming Technology to Keep Airports Safe

Airport Traffic - Differences When it comes to monitoring traffic in airports, the difficulties are different from almost any other busy area. With large amounts of people coming in and out, some of whom are international visitors, the challenges faced become unique. People who travel through airports are often completely unlike each other and the [...]

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 [...]