New white paper profiles the traffic calming efforts in four different communities, the speeding problems they faced, the community’s need, and the reason these mayors chose Radarsign.
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In November 2017, Edna Umeh—a crossing guard at Lindley Middle School in Cobb County—was killed in the line of duty by a speeding driver. Her death galvanized the community and sparked county-wide changes to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for renewed attention to the problem of speeding. Communities across the country are responding to this call to action, often looking to incorporate radar speed signs into their traffic calming plans.
In 2017, more law enforcement agencies, municipalities, corporate campuses and government entities than ever before trusted Radarsign® Brand Radar Speed Signs to make their streets safer. Radarsign is the manufacturer of the world’s first armored driver feedback signs, which are designed and manufactured in the USA. In 2017, the company saw year-over-year growth for the 13th consecutive year.
Don Sutton, mayor of Betterton, Maryland, shared how his town found traffic-calming success with Radarsign in governing.com, the nation’s leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders.
Ensuring pedestrian safety was the primary consideration behind Ball State University’s recent efforts to slow driver speeds on campus. Studies have proven that reducing speeds by just five or 10 mph can dramatically decrease fatality rates.
Each year, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) fields hundreds of calls from citizens about speeding drivers. For calls like these, HCSO would often deploy their 20-year-old speed trailer. But the aging trailer was no longer dependable to hold a charge, and its bulky size made placement difficult, severely limiting its usefulness. HCSO wanted to replace the trailer with a portable radar speed sign. However, the budget would not accommodate the purchase, and attempts to secure grant funds were unsuccessful. That’s when Radarsign stepped in to help.
Sales of the portable TC-400 spurs need for more employees, increased production space and larger warehouse
Corporate responsibility is at the center of an emerging trend for businesses to fund radar speed signs on local roads
While elected officials may establish policies and approve budgets for cities and towns across the country, it is often the city clerks and managers—who are appointed to their positions—who are tasked with executing these policy decisions. When it comes to implementing a traffic calming program, time and again, these city managers and clerks are looking to Radarsign®—the manufacturer of the world’s first armored radar speed sign.