To each his own. Some people are passionate about saving the planet, others are passionate about feeding the homeless, and some are passionate about safer streets in their communities. When people are truly passionate about something, they take action and their approach can be as unique as they are. In South Bend, Indiana, Heather Liptrap, […]
Vision Zero, an international movement originating in Sweden in the late ‘90s, is an effort to achieve a highway system with no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic.
Sheriff Chody has created a life-size cutout from the photo of an actual deputy aiming a radar gun at oncoming traffic. Up close, you know it is fake, but from a vehicle traveling down the road? Drivers are not so sure.
It is tough to gauge the speed of a moving vehicle while standing still. Catching it on video is helpful, but is it enough for local law enforcement or officials to take action? Yes, but there is a better way. Here’s why. Paul Nye of Baltimore County, Maryland, and his family have witnessed school buses […]
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?
Cut-through traffic is a big problem for residential areas, causing residents to be fearful walking in their own neighborhood. Traffic apps are a large contributor. Waze, Inrix and other traffic apps have become a handy, go-to tool for finding the shortest and fastest route around town, often directing drivers off the main roads and onto […]
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.
Safety is the top priority of every municipality. Unfortunately, budget constraints often limit a community’s ability to implement all of the programs needed to achieve their safety goals.
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.
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.