RADARSIGN™ IN THE NEWS: The Trend for Neighborhoods to Privately Purchase Traffic-Calming Solutions When Local Municipalities Can’t Continues
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Dec. 13, 2010—Neighborhood leaders from Walker’s Grove subdivision, a residential community in Plainfield, Ill., are standing on the front lines of an effort to help make streets for its residents. The neighborhood group, like hundreds of other across the nation, is seeking to privately purchase a radar driver feedback sign to slow speeding drivers. Radarsign™—the manufacturer of the world’s first armored driver feedback sign—has been a supportive presence in the trend of privatized purchases by providing traffic-calming products that effectively and affordably bridge the gap between limited municipal budgets and community needs.
Plainfield Patch reporter Robyn Monahan reported on the frustrations of for communities that need traffic-calming solutions but What Government Can’t Giveth, the Public Can Buyeth (Originally published Nov. 28, 2010)
As reported, there is a growing trend for neighborhoods to buy their own radar driver feedback signs when local municipalities cannot afford to do so. With finite resources and tight budgets, municipalities can be reluctant to purchase a solution because what is done for one neighborhood must be done for others. This is especially true in today’s economy, when, out of frustration, homeowners associations and community activists seek their own solution to slow speeding drivers. The device they’re turning to is the radar driver feedback sign.
“The trend began about 12 years ago in California, when stand-alone, solar-powered driver feedback signs began to appear in some of the more progressive communities,” said Charlie Robeson, managing partner at Radarsign. “The signs sold themselves—people saw them and wanted them installed in their own communities. What started on the west coast has become a widely accepted solution on the East Coast and in Middle America. Local police departments or governing bodies must approve the signs but the residents purchase and install them.”
In the Chicago area, as just two examples, Radarsign driver feedback signs can be found in the Village of Algonquin, including some in neighborhoods, and in Chicago Ridge, used by the police in residential neighborhoods.
Radarsign produces traffic-calming solutions scientifically-proven to help reduce drivers’ speeds without impacting the environment, roads or driver comfort. By reducing car speeds, Radarsign products save lives by making streets safer for pedestrians, drivers and law-enforcement officers.
In 2004, Atlanta-based Radarsign™ established new industry standards for traffic-calming solutions with the debut of the world’s first armored radar speed signs, which are vandal, weather and bullet-resistant. The industry’s most durable radar speed signs are also the most ecological and energy efficient. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, Radarsign products are MUTCD-compliant and utilize recycled aluminum, innovative LED reflector technology, minimal battery power and solar panels to deliver bright, easy-to-read feedback to drivers. Radarsign products are scientifically proven to reduce drivers’ speeds and have been entrusted to provide safe and effective traffic-calming solutions for: municipalities, treasured national parks, schools, neighborhoods, military bases, and private and public development projects across the U.S., Canada and overseas. www.Radarsign.com.
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