One unfortunate side-effect of the many military base closings over the last few years is that more personnel are concentrated on fewer bases. That means a larger need for more housing and many other services at military bases. The increased population of bases has been a cause for concern. The National Research Council's Transportation Research Board was asked by Congress to study the effects the base consolidations would have on traffic and transportation on bases.
The study warned that traffic gridlocking and congestion was going to be a huge problem for bases where...Read More
Driver feedback signs from ITAR compliant, ISO9001 manufacturer TraffiCalm Systems can help with traffic calming anywhere. But military bases may have a special need for traffic slowing measures, thanks to base closures that consolidated bases and increased the population in those areas. While the signs can slow traffic entering your bases, on any roads within the base and in work and business-heavy areas, one place that can especially benefit from a radar speed sign is the school zone.
Military base closures that have sent the armed...Read More
The first product launched from TraffiCalm's new generation of driver feedback signs for 2012, the 9-Inch Radar Driver FeedBack (DFB) Sign is a lightweight, fully-featured solution with highly visible LEDs by design. Set to be the most affordably priced electronic traffic calming solution on the market, the 9" DFB is suitable for a variety of traffic calming applications.
Post Falls, ID -- May 10, 2012 -- Located at http://www.TraffiCalmSystems.com on the web. TraffiCalm Systems, a leader in the manufacture and worldwide distribution of urban/residential, highway driver...Read More
A great deal of data is available about pedestrian survival rates after being struck by a moving vehicle, and traffic calming in construction zones, school zones and urban areas. One area that is often overlooked is the rural roadway. While the threat to pedestrians is obviously either much less or nonexistent in many cases, the danger to drivers is actually increased.
The standard MUTCD traffic signs with the speed limit, suggested speed limits for curves and signs warning of snaking roads or animal crossings are necessary on rural roads,...Read More
On average, between 120 and 130 road and highway construction workers are killed each year on the job. The most common cause of death to these workers is being struck by a passing vehicle. This accounted for 23% of the deaths between 1992 and 1996. Another 18% were struck by construction vehicles, making over 1/3 of the deaths vehicle related. The third most common cause of death for a worker is a traffic collision within the work zone.
Another 20,000 are injured each year, with many of those injuries caused by traffic within construction zones, as well. Highway...Read More
Construction zones are hazardous for workers for a variety of reasons, from close proximity to traffic to the dangers of working with heavy equipment. Workers in these areas face many different hazards each working day. Fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to protect workers, whether they're in a slow-traffic urban area or working on a highway.
Speed display signs like those made by TraffiCalm are an important addition to the other safety measures already in place.
So many different studies have been done that...Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a great deal of information available for municipalities that want to set up an effective speed enforcement program. Their step-by-step plan can help any government get on the right foot when it comes to slowing traffic down and making roads safer.
MUTCD traffic signs that provide valuable feedback to drivers can be a valuable part of the ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) that helps with your traffic safety program.
The first step the NHTSA offers for setting up a program...Read More