ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 9, 2014—From Chicago to Tickfaw, La., driver feedback signs from Radarsign® are solving the speeding traffic woes of both the largest and smallest communities across the nation. These devices, which are scientifically proven to slow traffic, are working alongside local law enforcement to save money, calm traffic and protect lives.
The proliferation of this innovative technology coincides with a decline, in recent years, of police resources dedicated to traffic enforcement. This trend, identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the result of an increase in demand for police services in the midst of a constrained budget environment. Law enforcement agencies are discovering that Radarsign driver feedback signs can fill in the gap and support a successful traffic-calming plan without straining finances.
The police department in the village of Tickfaw (population 700) has one patrol officer and one mobile Radarsign speed sign. “People complain about speeders, but we can’t keep an officer everywhere,” said Police Chief Jimmy Sparacello. “The Radarsign speed sign is like our second police officer.”
The six Radarsign driver feedback signs operated by the Ann Arbor Police Department provide detailed traffic data which is used to evaluate how the agency allocates resources. “They are an effective tool for determining whether conditions warrant the deployment of human resources,” said Officer Jamie Adkins.
A commitment to serve the law enforcement community has been an integral part of the Radarsign ideology since the company was founded. As a former Georgia State Trooper, Co-founder and Managing Partner Ken Bass has always considered the development of Radarsign as an opportunity to supplement the public safety efforts of local law enforcement.
“Law enforcement leaders are juggling more responsibilities than ever,” says Ken Bass. “Radarsign products allow them to expand their reach and focus on issues beyond just speed enforcement.”
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. These devices are vandal, weather and bullet-resistant–important features to the nation’s law enforcement agencies.
“We picked Radarsign after looking at four manufacturers and liked that it was armored and durable against vandalism,” said Captain Walter Horton of the Carrboro Police Department in North Carolina.
“Our work with police departments has been the source of some great collaborative successes,” said Charlie Robeson, Radarsign co-founder and managing partner. “Listening and responding to what law enforcement officers want and need resulted in Radarsign’s newest modular and ultra portable armored speed sign, the TC-400.”
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.