New York Municipalities Lead the Way with Traffic Calming Trends

Government Entities in the Empire State are Embracing Digital Technology for Traffic Calming and Have Purchased More Radar Speed Signs Than Any Other Customer Category


ALPHARETTA, Georgia, August 11, 2015—In New York, municipalities lead the way with the use of driver feedback signs, a modern-day solution for traffic calming.  Also called radar speed signs, they are scientifically proven to slow speeding drivers in the short and long term. Schools and airports tied as the Empire State’s second largest customer category for driver feedback signs purchased from Radarsign™. RS new release license plateThis finding is the result of an analysis of 12-month sales from Radarsign, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored driver feedback signs.

Using data from 2014, the study found that the overwhelming majority of purchases of radar speed signs—more than 62 percent—were made by New York’s municipalities and 31 percent were purchased by law enforcement departments. Collectively, about 25 percent were purchased by schools and airports.

Why New Yorks Municipalities are Choosing Radar Speed Signs

According to a poll conducted in conjunction with the 2014 New York State Highway Safety Annual Report, 37 percent of the state’s drivers admit that they exceed the speed limit by more than 5 mph “always” or “most of the time”

“North, south, east or west. The location doesn’t matter. Municipalities are first and foremost concerned with the safety of their citizens,” says Charlie Robeson, Radarsign Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Radarsign driver feedback signs are one of the industry’s most reliable and cost effective traffic calming solutions available today. Across the nation, cities are using these tools to make their streets safer for pedestrians and drivers alike.”     

About Radarsign® Brand Radar Speed Signs:
In 2004, Atlanta-based Radarsign® established new industry standards for traffic calming solutions with the debut of the world’s first armored driver feedback signs.Radarsign radar speed signs are vandal-, weather- and bullet-resistant. They are also the traffic calming industry’s most durable, most ecological and most energy efficient radar speed signs. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, all Radarsign models 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.