Industry Insights

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, […]

Holiday Traffic Safety

With the holidays ahead, many Americans will experience the annual occurrence of holiday traffic. Between 2017 and 2018, there has been a 4% increase in drivers on the road during December. Using this data to predict 2019 travel conditions, WTOV9 FOX has released a helpful list of five tips for staying safe on the roads […]

A Few Extra Minutes Can Help Keep Everyone Safer

With Labor Day in the rear view mirror, the school season is officially in full swing around the country. With this comes a concentrated number of high school drivers in school zones, backed-up car-rider lanes, and many parents who are running late after being stuck behind school busses. These annual traffic hazards have police in […]

Best Practices in School Zone Traffic Calming for the 2018-2019 School Year

Each year, an estimated 100 children are killed in the U.S. as they make their way to and from school, and some 21,000 students are injured from incidents in school zones. The primary contributing factor in these events is speeding. What is your community doing to maintain a safe school zone?   Radarsign, America’s School […]

Street Trees Promote Traffic Calming

Tree-lined streets provide many benefits beyond a lovely view. Their presence improves air quality, reduces noise, helps conserve energy and calms traffic. Yes, tree-lined streets can promote traffic calming. The mere presence signals to motorists that they are approaching a populated area (with potential pedestrians and bicyclists), triggering motorists to check their speed and, if […]

Uber’s New “Movement Street Speeds” Is to City Planners as Radarsign’s Streetsmart Software Is to Police Departments

Uber Movement Street Speeds (UMSS) launched this month in five cities: New York City, Seattle, Cincinnati, Nairobi and London. Leading up to this, in 2017 Uber launched with a goal to create, “a website that uses Uber’s data to help urban planners make informed decisions about our cities.” Uber launched UMSS in response to a […]

Creative Crosswalks Are Cute, but Not MUTCD Compliant

After one of their siblings had a near miss with a speeding car close to their school, Metford, Massachusetts, elementary school students, Eric and Isa, took a proposal to Medford’s mayor, Stephanie Burke. The Boston Globe reported on the students’ desire to create an optical illusion crosswalk outside their school to get drivers to slow down. […]

Slow Down, or Police in Virginia Will Call Your Mom

Haymarket Police Department has gotten quite a response to the traffic message board they put up at the end of March. On Facebook alone they have received 1,500 reactions, 142 comments and 859 shares. The sign reads, “Slow Down or We Will Call Your Mom.” I guess some drivers would rather get a ticket than […]