Industry Insights

Months Later and COVID Related Speeding is Still Up Despite Traffic’s Return

Despite states’ attempts to return to pre-Covid normals, increased speeding has continued to remain a constant problem for State Patrols. Traffic has not yet returned to previous levels, so drivers are continuing to take advantage of more open roads with reckless driving. This is a nationwide trend. North Carolina: One man in Four Oaks was […]

COVID Back to School Traffic Brings New Challenge

Each year, back-to-school traffic creates learning curves for drivers that find their routes have more cars, buses and pedestrians than they had in previous weeks. According to Kimberly Schwind from AAA, commuters might have an even bigger challenge. Schwind said, “You know, every year, we talk about back to school traffic and that we haven’t […]

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, […]

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 […]