TraffiCalm Systems' driver feedback signs are MUTCD traffic signs, meaning that they meet with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Devices standards set for signs. They follow a standard design that makes them recognizable and useful traffic calming tools. That doesn't mean that you don't have choices within that standard. There are actually several options so the signs can meet the needs of your community.
Static speed limit signs are white with black lettering. Anyone who's passed a driver's test should recognize this basic traffic control...Read More
HOAs often have fun poked at them on television and in the movies, with those in charge sometimes portrayed as dictators only interested in power over the neighborhood. The truth is that HOAs work hard to keep property values up for the benefit of everyone who lives within the area. Keeping the beauty of an area at a certain level, keeping noise pollution down and keeping the streets calm and safe are tall orders that HOAs fulfill every day.
One of the biggest concerns for Homeowner's Associations is street safety. Someone looking to buy a home could be discouraged by...Read More
This was TraffiCalm’s first time exhibiting at the annual ATSSA Expo held Feb 13-16th in Tampa, FL. As a new member of ATSSA we were both surprised and thrilled at the reaction we received from all the positive end user input we receive, as well as, the numerous contacts we made from companies that want to partner with us.
We also enjoyed talking with many of our existing partners who attended. Some highlights included; talking with Jerry Brhelle, Marketing Operations Manager at 3M Canada Traffic Safety Division, and meeting the sales and management team from our partner...Read More
Driver feedback signs and variable speed signs are both effective traffic calming devices with a few chief differences. The feedback signs are designed to show drivers the speeds at which they're traveling, so they'll slow down. Variable speed signs don't reflect drivers' speeds back at them, but are instead used in places where the speed limit may change frequently.
Work construction zones along highways are a good example of a use for a variable speed sign. The sign can display a slower speed when workers are present and a higher speed when construction has stopped....Read More
Feedback loops are the processes that cause most drivers to slow down when they approach a driver feedback sign. It's a four-step process that starts with the sign sensing an oncoming car and capturing the speed, and ends with the driver taking action to make a change. The more direct feedback that's available, the more likely it seems that change will be affected. So TraffiCalm System's new add-on option for DriveBrite driver feedback signs is an option that may help traffic calming efforts in your neighborhood.
The first step in a...Read More
The ISO is the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO creates a set of standards in quality management for businesses to follow that help ensure consistent quality and process management throughout an organization. TraffiCalm is ISO 9001 Certified, which means an independent auditor has verified the use of approved, standardized management practices.
To understand why ISO standardization can help a company that creates traffic calming products, it helps to understand what standardization isn't. It's not a rigid set of rules that are to be followed...Read More
There are many areas where speed display signs can provide traffic calming and slowing, such as school zones, work zones, around events or in high-traffic areas during certain times of the day. But any street where traffic goes too quickly, putting everyone at risk of accidents, is a good candidate for a sign. Signs aren't your only option, of course, and in some cases you may wish to add more than one measure to help improve traffic flow.
One major consideration is whether or not the area is due for any improvements. If the...Read More
Traffic calming measures that are often referred to today refer to additions to existing streets, like speed bumps and display signs, meant to slow traffic. But the earliest meaning was the design of an area to keep the flow of traffic at a reasonable speed. Traffic calming is actually a method of traffic control that can be built in to an area.
There are roads in desert areas that go on for miles in almost a straight line. Because these roads don't go through populated areas and are generally straightaways, the speed limit is high. It...Read More