Municipalities Set New Trends; Buy More Radar Speed Signs Than Any Other Customer Category
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, May 27, 2015—Colorado’s municipalities have become the Centennial State’s #1 customer category in driver feedback signs purchased from Radarsign®. This finding is the result of a 12-month analysis of sales from Radarsign, the manufacturer of the world’s first armored driver feedback signs.
The study found that, in 2014, 79% of the radar speed signs sold in Colorado were purchased by municipalities. Often local governments purchase these signs for use in school zones and arterial streets. Municipal police departments have invested in them, as well, for traffic studies and temporary traffic calming on problem roads.
City and County purchases, often viewed as industry trendsetters, establish standards and protocols for purchases by other customer categories. Not surprisingly, the Colorado DOT also opted for driver feedback signs as a primary tool to address traffic calming issues.
Why Colorado’s Municipalities are Choosing Radar Speed Signs
While there are many traffic calming options available to municipalities, governments choose driver feedback signs because they do not impede traffic and are well-liked by residents, businesses and lawmakers.
“Municipalities across the U.S are searching for a traffic calming solution that is affordable, effective, well-received by local citizens,” says Charlie Robeson, Radarsign Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Driver feedback signs answer all those needs and more.”
These passive behavior modification devices are scientifically proven to be effective. They actually change driver behavior through a psychological concept called the feedback loop. This concept acknowledges that when drivers are provided information about their actions in real time and they are given an opportunity to change their actions, they are likely to choose better behaviors.
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.