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Technical Review of Pedestrian Safety Under Alcohol Influence: Insights from Tennessee

Pedestrian safety, particularly concerning individuals impaired by alcohol (WUI), presents a significant challenge in urban planning and traffic safety. Studies, including a comprehensive analysis of pedestrian crashes in Tennessee, highlight the increased risk of accidents and fatalities associated with WUI, underscoring the need for targeted safety interventions. Factors such as gender, age, higher posted speed limits, and nighttime conditions are positively associated with WUI incidents, necessitating solutions that address these specific risks.

Enhancing Road Safety in Rural British Columbia: A Collaborative Success

In rural British Columbia, a collaborative effort between TraffiCalm, a traffic calming production company from North Idaho, and InterProvincial, a Surrey-based installation partner, has led to the successful deployment of an innovative curve warning system. This project aimed to enhance road safety by introducing an advanced warning sign, activated by smart radar technology, to alert drivers to dangerous curves ahead.

Case Study: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) in Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety is a paramount concern for transportation agencies, especially at uncontrolled, marked crosswalks where traditional signage may be insufficient. To address this issue, the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) has emerged as a valuable tool to enhance pedestrian conspicuity and increase driver awareness.

Case Study: Systemic Approach to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving

This study proposes a comprehensive systemic approach to mitigate wrong-way driving incidents, particularly focusing on the typical profile of wrong-way drivers. The recommendations encompass various engineering countermeasures, considering factors such as signage, pavement markings, active warning signs, geometric modifications, and lighting. Statistical data and references to LED lighting and RRFB usage are integrated where applicable.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Traffic Calming Studies

Radar Speed Signs keep both drivers and pedestrians safe. By encouraging compliance with posted speed limits, the risk of collision is reduced, and the rate of fatalities as a result of collisions is decreased as well.

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.

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...

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.

Radar Speed Sign

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.

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.