Driver Feedback Signs Can Avoid Costly Trial and Error Traffic-calming Failures

CarNews stories nationwide feature various city’s attempts to slow motorists down. Sometimes solutions―like speed humps—are attempted and reversed. These trial and error methods are costly, time-consuming and in the meantime, residents aren’t protected from speeding drivers.

In one example, just this month in Sadsbury Township, Pennsylvania, temporary speed bumps were being removed. They will now be attempting four-way stop signs and visible stop bars as a replacement.  Meanwhile in, Lebanon County, even more controversial steps are being taken to reduce the speed in areas with high pedestrian traffic through reverse-angle parking. Reverse-angle parking may reduce speed, but at what cost? Lane confusion, wrong-way driving, traffic congestion and potential damage to adjacent vehicles are all increased by this stop-gap solution.  Street parking of vehicles can also hide pedestrians and children until the last second, making the road inherently more dangerous.

Driver feedback signs have been proven to alert drivers to their speed and offer an effective and cost-efficient alternative.  Pole mounting options allow the signs to be used in a variety of environments, including those where speed humps cannot be installed, such as near hospitals where they interfere with emergency vehicles.

Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing