A Traffic-Calming Solution to Satisfy Everyone

SeaTac residents living on 51st Street are asking the City Council to address their concerns over increased street traffic volumes and speeding. The strained police force acknowledged that they do not have the staff available to write the necessary tickets and suggested speed bumps. The Deputy Mayor would like an alternative to “drastic” speed bumps because of the hazards they pose for emergency vehicles.

So what is the solution for this Pacific Northwest community? A recent article published in Police Officers Quarterly outlined one traffic-calming strategy that doesn’t strain manpower or disrupt emergency services—driver feedback signs.

As one of America’s top manufacturers of driver feedback signs, the benefits of these devices don’t surprise us. As the article states, radar speed signs  “automatically remind drivers to slow down, freeing officers to focus on higher priority activities.”  They are universally welcomed by residents and they are scientifically proven to be effective at reducing speeding. Additionally, they “can deliver a return on investment (ROI) in less than one month, so they are very affordable.”

Read the full article here: Using Radar Speed Signs to Help Solve Budget and Manpower Issues 

Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing