“Land of the Speed Hump” Seeks New Traffic Calming Solutions

Speed hump signA southern Pennsylvania community has earned the dubious distinction as the “land of the speed hump”, according to Councilman David Ball. The Peter’s Township Council receives many requests for traffic calming measures that in the past would be answered by installing speed humps. However, city council members are no longer in favor of speed bumps as solutions.

The council is looking at a variety of other construction-based solutions. In response to one recent request, the Traffic Calming Committee recommended installing a three-way stop sign or two median islands or two permanent speed display signs.

While the stop signs would not be expensive, studies show that unwarranted stop signs are not effective for traffic calming. Islands, as a constructed, vertical solution are very expensive—up to $42,000—and would require land from property owners’ front yards. Driver feedback signs from Radarsign™, however, are actually quite affordable—starting at less than $2,700 (significantly cheaper than islands)—portable and scientifically proven to be effective in the short and long-term.

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