Each year, back-to-school traffic creates learning curves for drivers who 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 had to deal with it over the summer. Well, this year, we haven’t had to deal with it since March. So, over five months we haven’t had that school traffic. So, there is going to be a little bit of a learning curve so if you do commute or you have been out around the community in the mornings or in the afternoons, you’re going to notice a big difference in the traffic patterns as schools start up again.” AAA recommends commuters plan ahead as schools reopen so that you know how long it might take to reach your destination.
Schools can plan ahead as well by installing the latest in school-zone technology. Released last year, Radarsign’s Hyper-Alert radar speed sign system notifies drivers to slow down to a much safer speed when approaching school zones.
Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing