Incorporating the ingenious technology from our radar driver feedback sign TraffiCalm’s variable speed sign is the perfect solution for improving work zone safety, easier traffic data collection, and much more.
Designed specifically to alert drivers of reduced speeds in higher-risk areas, such as speed transition zones, work zones, and dangerous curves, variable speed signs are effective, affordable, and available for both urban and highway use.
Unlike our driver feedback signs, variable speed limit (VSL) signs...Read More
Post Falls, ID -- November 29, 2011 -- Located at http://www.TraffiCalmSystems.com on the web. TraffiCalm Systems, a leader in the manufacture, sale, and world-wide distribution of radar-based electronic driver feedback signs, announced the upcoming launch of their new Slow Down Display Option for the DriveBrite™ line of electronic driver feedback systems.
Scheduled for release in mid December 2011, TraffiCalm Systems' Slow Down sign option will give TraffiCalm Distribution Partners the ability to offer important add-on functionality to previous end user sign sales and...Read More
"The signs are up and working great! We are very pleased with how easy they were to program."Read More
TraffiCalm Systems will be exhibiting at the ATSSA Convention & Expo in February 2012 in Tampa Florida! TraffiCalm Systems will be in booth #541 on the main floor.
You'll definitely want to stop by and check us out, because not only will we be showcasing our latest DriveBrite™ Driver Feedback Signs, we will also be giving you a first look at some exciting new products! See you there!
More details coming soon!Read More
Grants for driver speed display signs can be found among federal and law enforcement grants. But there are a variety of options in addition to grants that may be good resources for money to install the signs.
Some local funding options may include things like local budgets that might include funds for things like driver feedback signs to improve public safety. Look in places like parks and recreation, public school, local law enforcement and transportation operating budgets for help with funding radar signs. Another option is any capital improvement project that's paid...Read More
Federal grants can help a community purchase and install driver feedback signs, but first you have to write the grant proposal and have it approved. Grant writing can seem intimidating, especially the first time it's done, but there are some tips that can help you write a good proposal to increase the chances of getting the federal money to purchase and install radar speed display signs.
When you've determined the best grant or grants to apply for, then some further consideration can help you write a winning proposal.
Radar technology, both that used by law enforcement officials and that used in many vehicles today, is evolving into something more and more useful in a variety of applications. When radar technology became a standard for law enforcement, the technology worked well most of the time but had its drawbacks. It wasn't always possible to find the speed of a specific vehicle in a group of vehicles, for instance. Today's radar is vastly different.
Not only can the radar used by law enforcement today measure speed with incredible accuracy, it can also measure the distance...Read More
The roads can be a dangerous place. Even if every driver were attentive every second spent behind the wheel, there would still be accidents. But over the last several years, many factors have combined to help make the roads safer than ever before. These advancements and changes have reduced highway fatalities by about 18% over the last 20 years.
An ambitious goal of reducing those numbers by 1,000 more each year over the next 20 years has been set by transportation and highway officials. By using the available safety measures and introducing things like radar speed...Read More
Radar speed signs that show drivers the speed at which they're traveling do slow traffic down. Of course, every single driver might not slow--there will always be those who are reckless and drive carelessly no matter what we do. But the majority of drivers--speeders and non-speeders alike--reduce their speed when they see a radar speed display sign. This makes the road safer, especially for pedestrians.
Whether you're part of law enforcement, city planning or an HOA that's considering whether or not speed display signs are right for your community, there are some things...Read More
Homeowners' Associations, commonly known as HOAs, are designed to help keep a neighborhood up to a certain standard. This keeps the home prices at a certain level, and generally makes communities nicer for those who live there. While many people complain about HOAs when the organizations notify them of problems such as grass that's higher than allowed or some sort of display in their yards that don't meet the HOA criteria, HOAs can actually greatly benefit communities in ways many don't consider.
Safety is something that HOAs monitor carefully, because they want the...Read More
Distracted drivers are dangerous anywhere. But in school zones where hundreds of children are present and many are crossing streets, they're even more dangerous. Drivers who are distracted by passengers, cell phones or even the radio may travel faster, notice pedestrians less often and be responsible for more accidents. With over 200 million cell phone users in the United States, the potential for more drivers being distracted by their phone calls and text messages is high.
The average driver responds fairly quickly to problems. A child dashing into traffic or a car...Read More
Many communities are concerned with the cost of purchasing and installing radar speed display signs. Fortunately, the cost is generally not as high as anticipated, especially when you consider that the best signs are easy to install and relatively vandalism-proof to ensure they'll be working properly for a long time. Easy installation means less labor expense for having them put in, which cuts a great deal off the overall cost.
And of course the cost of the signs is generally easily offset by the savings in other ways, such as fewer accidents for law enforcement to have...Read More