Neighborhood Traffic Calming Applications and Solutions

Speeding in residential areas and neighborhoods is the most common citizen complaint issued to police departments and city council representatives throughout the United States and is a danger to pedestrians, bicyclists and especially to children. The fatality rate in residential zones due to car accidents is nearly 3 times the rate on highways.

It's hard to imagine how many feet you travel in a vehicle at different speeds. Consider that in many subdivisions a lot size is generally around 100 feet long on the street.

Now look how quickly you move down a neighborhood street even at slow speeds:

A vehicle traveling 40 MPH will still be going 36 MPH when it hits a person who suddenly appears in the street 100 feet ahead of it. The average driver going 25 MPH would be able to come to a full stop within 100 feet!

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How to Stop Speeders in Your Neighborhood

The Community Associations Institute estimates that over 25 million American homes are governed by Homeowner Associations (HOAs), which work to protect home values and contribute to the overall quality of life in their neighborhoods. If speeding drivers is a concern in your neighborhood, Radarsign’s systems provide an effective, neighborhood traffic calming solution because the radar speed sign alerts drivers of their speed.

  • Speeders will slow down up to 80% of the time when alerted by a radar sign
  • Typical speed reductions are 10-20%.
  • Overall compliance with the posted speed limit will go up by 30-60%

The difference is drastic. They are no longer speeding like they used to. Before installation, we were seeing 3-4 tickets per month with average ticketed speeds of over 42.5 MPH. After installation, we’ve seen only 3 tickets in last 5 months. Now 90% of drivers are driving below 33MPH.

If the industry experts were all saying Radarsign was the best choice, that was enough for me.

The solar power works really well. We get a lot of snow and the unit was placed in a shady location, however ours has always worked. We’ve observed signs by other manufacturers that didn’t perform in the snow, they didn’t have power.

Residents of our HOA were complaining about speeding and wanted speed humps. After much research I determined that the best solution was driver speed signs from Radarsign, not speed humps. Almost immediately after installing the signs, complaints about speeding stopped.

Featured Video: Community speeding up the process to slow down drivers


Traffic Calming Benefits of a Neighborhood Radar Speed Sign

  • Slower speeds = Safer streets
  • Slower speeds = Lower emissions
  • Slower speeds = Higher perceived value in home pricing
  • Avoids all the negatives of speed humps including:
    • Slower response times of emergency vehicles: police, fire and ambulance
    • Added wear and tear on your vehicle
    • Increased noise
    • Pits neighbor against neighbor (for vs. against)
    • Required expense of maintenance
    • Perceived neighborhood speeding problem could lower house values
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Safety in a Box radar speed sign bundle

Safety in a Box, an all inclusive sign package, is a great neighborhood traffic calming solution. It’s easy to order, requires no configuration and has everything needed for installation except the shovel and the concrete. All that is required is digging a hole, pouring the concrete, and installing the sign. It’s that easy.

Radarsign has a variety of radar speed sign models and radar speed sign bundles to choose from. Compare our models and see which one is the best traffic calming solution for you.