Speeding in School Zones: Pedal-to-the-metal syndrome

Street CornerRegardless of stats and safety warnings, too many motorists are still speeding on the roadways, highways and even in school zones. On the East Shore side of Staten Island, the Department of Transportation “found that 85% of drivers exceeded the speed limit in quarter-mile vicinities” of three schools. On the West Shore, 100% of vehicles were speeding within a quarter-mile” of another school and 90% were speeding at yet another. These statistics are scary but not shocking. This pedal-to-the-metal syndrome causes fatalities nationwide.

The important takeaway here that municipalities can affect change. The more we make drivers aware of their speed, the more likely that they will slow down. Driver feedback signs from Radarsign—America’s Official School Zone Safety Partner—are scientifically proven to reduce drivers’ speeds in school zones making it safer for students and parents, alike.

Driver feedback signs, which show show actual speeds, are proving to be more effective in slowing people down than traditional flashing beacons. Today we are seeing a trend toward improving school zone safety with the addition or inclusion of radar speed signs.

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