Industry Insights

7 Speed humps = $50K. 7 radar speed signs from Radarsign = 55% less

The city has allocated $50,000 of the annual budget to traffic calming initiatives for a problematic section of Grandview Avenue. The current plan is to use these funds to install seven speed humps approximately 250 feet apart, but could this plan cost them more in the long run with maintenance and the chance of having to remove the humps?

South Carolina Man Cries Fowl on Speeders

Residents in one Hilton Head Island neighborhood are frustrated about the cars speeding through their neighborhood. But when Logan Cambron’s chicken was hit and killed by a careless driver, he took the matter into his own hands.

Traffic Calming Irritates Residents

Who knew that efforts to make a community safer would generate such controversy? Well, actually, many towns and cities across the country could attest to the divisive nature of speed humps and many of their vertical traffic calming cousins.

But, Are They Really Speeding?

One of the primary concerns that citizens bring to law enforcement agencies is neighborhood speeding. Those agencies that can deploy a radar speed sign to target those areas will not only slow the traffic, they may also discover that some speeding problems are more perception than reality.

Concrete Spheres Cause Confusion on St Louis Streets

Six intersections on St. Louis’ Compton Avenue recently received an interesting solution to their traffic problems, but many are wondering if the solution is worse than the problem. To narrow the intersections, the city installed concrete spheres on what was previously drivable street surface.

Speed Bump Blunder Costs City $10,000

Eleven days after workers from Yakima, Washington, installed speed bumps along North 53rd Avenue, they returned to rip them all out this is because residents were outraged about the problems that came with them. The disruptive bumps had been installed too close to driveways and on a steep hill where snow and ice accumulate. Additionally, “the city said they had to remove them because they weren’t doing their job of improving safety.”

Keeping Pedestrians Safe on Campus

An Evaluation of School Zone Traffic Control Strategies conducted a comprehensive review of related transportation studies to provide insight on best practices for school zone traffic safety. The study revealed that the presence of radar speed signs not only decreased speeding, but also changed driver behavior which led to an overall increase in safety throughout the school zone.