MUTCD compliance, portability, durability and effectiveness are all available from one vendor.
When municipalities need traffic calming solutions for multiple locations (each unique in their circumstances), it is ideal to find a single vendor that can deliver the market-leading technologies to meet each condition. Radarsign’s robust product line is the driving factor behind a spike in sales to municipalities across the U.S., including the Town of North Hempstead, New York.
In early 2016, this Nassau-county town of almost 227,000 residents first purchased 29 driver feedback signs from Radarsign, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored radar speed sign. One year later the town again turned to Radarsign for 18 more driver feedback signs. Now a total of 47 signs are being used to address specific traffic calming needs in communities across a larger area.
“These signs achieve a single, important purpose; encouraging drivers to slow down,” Senator Jack Martins, who helped secure grant funds for the purchase of the signs, said. “Expanding this program by putting more of these signs on the streets will save lives and help reduce speeding throughout the Town of North Hempstead.”
Of the 47 signs purchased, 39 are Radarsign’s TC-400 model, which are MUTCD compliant and extremely portable. This radar speed sign comes with a built-in handle that makes it easy for one person to transport and set up. This model utilizes a universal mounting bracket that works with any type of pole. North Hempstead, like most municipalities, purchased extra brackets enabling them to install the signs on other poles around town, creating a circuit for sign rotation. North Hempstead officials plan to rotate the portable radar speed signs throughout 16 different villages.
The other eight signs are Radarsign’s larger TC-600 model. The TC-600 is also MUTCD compliant and offers multiple speeder alerts. All Radarsign driver feedback signs feature heavy-duty aluminum housing and a thick armored bashplate, making them the most durable in the industry. They are not only bullet resistant, they are weatherproof and have been proven to operate under some of the most extreme weather conditions, including hurricanes, blizzards and heat waves.
Radar speed signs from Radarsign are scientifically proven to slow speeding drivers. They are effective because of Feedback Loops, a concept which states that by providing people with information about their actions in real time and by giving them an opportunity to change their actions, people are likely to choose better behaviors. Strategically placed, radar speed signs can serve as triggers, stimulating drivers to transition from autopilot to attentive.
“It is wonderful that we are able to equip even more areas in our town with these speed signs to help remind drivers to slow down and to obey the speed limit,” said town supervisor, Judi Bosworth. “We hope these new radar activated speed signs will encourage drivers to practice safe driving habits.”
Other municipalities that have turned to Radarsign for double-digit sign orders during the first half of 2016 include Hays County/San Marcos, Texas; City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma; City of Lake Stevens, Washington; City of Quincy, Washington; and Seaford, Delaware, just to name a few.
North Hempstead’s purchase of radar speed signs from Radarsign was covered by the “Port Washington Patch.” Read the entire story here or copy and paste this URL into your browser window: http://patch.com/new-york/portwashington/n-hempstead-add-20-radar-activated-speed-signs-town-village-roads
Sources for grant funds can be found here. Or copy and paste this URL into your browser window: https://www.radarsign.com/traffic-safety-grant-information-and-research-links/
About Radarsign: 100% MUTCD compliant. Every sign. Every time.
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, which are vandal, weather and bullet-resistant. The industry’s most durable radar signs are also the most ecological and energy efficient. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, all 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.