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Radar Speed Sign Applications
Learn how IDC's radar signs are used by police, school officials, public works professionals, local and state governments, neighborhood associations and others concerned with traffic safety. Choose the application best related to your needs and learn how others have solved their own traffic calming problems using SpeedCheck radar speed signs, variable speed signs and intelligent traffic signs.
School Zones and Safe Routes to School
As we become increasingly concerned about the declining health of our children, the worsening of traffic congestion, and the condition of our environment, communities across the country are working together to encourage students to walk and bike to school. With so much at stake, it's not surprising that much attention is being focused on school zone safety and preventing vehicle-pedestrian accidents where children are present.
In August 2005, federal transportation legislation allocated $612 million from 2005-2009 to fund National Safe Routes to School (SRTS). These funds are available to you to help you improve school zone safety and reduce traffic near primary and middle schools.
As a member of the National Partnership for Safe Routes to School, Information Display Company wants to make sure you are aware of funding and other resources available for starting and implementing your own SRTS program.
Below is a summary of the charter for the National Safe Routes to School organization. This is a great place to start to learn more about the programs and funding available. The following links will you get started:
Information Display Company and Safe Routes to School
As we encourage more children to walk and ride bikes to school, we must be proactive about slowing down speeders. Permanently installed radar speed signs and variable speed limit signs make the most sense in school zones and Safe Routes to School areas. With the highest risk, school zones require the greatest effort in preventing vehicle-pedestrian crashes.
Studies show that radar speed signs are more effective than other traffic calming measures. Permanently installed SpeedCheck radar speed signs will substantially slow down drivers and increase school zone safety.
Roadway work zones are necessary and they are not going away. The risk to workers and drivers continues to rise with increased congestion and distracted drivers. The Federal Highway Administration puts it in perspective with the following work zone safety facts and statistics:
Calming traffic. Protecting workers.
Speedcheck radar speed signs help increase work zone safety when used in conjunction with construction speed signs and "Fines Double" signs. Our 18-inch portable or trailer-mounted radar speed signs are extremely visible and effective at sending a strong message to slow down. Portable SpeedCheck radar speed signs are ideal solutions for work sites that will be in operation for a few hours or days.
Portable Radar Speed Display Signs - Quick Set Up for Short Term Work Sites
To avoid congestion on already overcrowded freeways and expressways, commuters are often rerouting through neighborhood streets. These drivers may not be aware of pedestrian traffic or playgrounds, focused solely on getting to their office or other destination on time.
As commuter traffic shifts, so does activity in our neighborhoods. Children are less likely to walk to school or play in the front of the yard. Family walks are taken in areas outside of the neighborhood, if at all. And as neighborhood traffic increases, so does the need for traffic calming measures.
Calming traffic. Saving neighborhoods.
Information Display Company offers three types of SpeedCheck radar speed display signs to slow speeders in neighborhoods. Once in place, each display is on duty for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tips for Neighborhood Associations and Gated Communities
To assist in securing funding in your neighborhood, you will want to consider collecting data demonstrating the effectiveness of a radar speed display sign in your trouble spots. The most valuable data will compare speeds before and after the radar speed sign is placed.
Once you have the results, the moderate cost of a permanently installed SpeedCheck radar speed display sign often makes it a logical and attractive solution to a growing concern.
There may be funding available through your city, county or state department of transportation for safety initiatives. Typically, these agencies favor community involvement and may offer matching funds or programs to address your speeding concerns.
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