Thanks to stay-at-home orders and a rise in telecommuting, U.S. roadways were less traveled in 2020. But even with fewer drivers on the road last year, data is showing that more Americans died from traffic accidents.
The NHTSA’s 2Q 2020 Traffic Safety Report Illuminates Traffic Calming Needs for 2021
Radarsign driver feedback signs can help slow speeding drivers and accomplish NHTSA key safety goals in 2021.
The Evolution of Speed Enforcement in 2020
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary law enforcement policies–such as reductions in traffic stops and speed enforcement–were enacted to help reduce the spread of the virus. Now augmenting and prioritizing the work of police officers is even more important, and radar speed signs from Radarsign do both.
Months Later and COVID Related Speeding is Still Up Despite Traffic’s Return
Agencies across the US have seen an upsurge in speeding in the wake of COVID shutdowns. Radar speed signs can be a powerful tool to slow dangerous driving behavior.
COVID Back to School Traffic Brings New Challenge
Schools can plan ahead for back to school safety by installing the latest in school-zone technology: Radarsign’s Hyper-Alert radar speed sign system, which notifies drivers to slow down to a much safer speed when approaching school zones.
Reduce Speeding to Save Lives and Budgets
Though many drivers do not believe that speeding is as risky as other behaviors, the Nevada Highway Patrol wants to remind everyone that driving faster does increase the change of serious injury or death, according to CarsonNow. Of all traffic-related deaths in Nevada in 2018, 92 were speeding-related. Currently, speeding-related deaths compose one-third of all […]
COVID-Stressed Federal Budgets Mean Possible Reductions in Federal Aid
The trickle-down effect of COVID-stressed federal budgets mean that local and state governments might see reductions in federal aid. This is on top of the budget tightening efforts state and local governments have already implemented: furloughed over 1.5 million workers, eliminated salary increases, stopped hiring permanent or seasonal employees, and even reduced salaries. Reductions of […]
Traffic has Decreased but Speed has Increased Due to COVID-19
While traffic is down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are speeding more than ever before. According to Officer Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol, “…from March 22 to April 13, troopers cited 78 people for going 100 plus miles per hour. That’s compared to 2019, where they only issued 22. That’s a big […]
Speed Humps Cost City of Portland $75,000 to Replace
In 2019, the City of Portland, Oregon installed 10 speed humps. These speed humps will cost local taxpayers $7,500 each to remove and replace because of a design flaw; a total of $75,000. According to an article written by KGW8, beginning in July, new city standards were put in effect mandating that speed hump channels […]
New Study Suggests Speed Bumps are Making People Sick
On roads that have speed bumps or humps, cars must press on their brakes to safely travel over each obstacle. Each time the brakes are pressed, the brake pads release small metal particles. According to Yahoo News, a study by scientists at King’s College London has revealed that these particles are making people sick. Specifically, […]