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 forces to other bases have caused not only much larger numbers of personnel on bases, but more families, too. That means more children attending base schools. When there are more children in a concentrated area, the risk for accidents is higher. Using speed display signs in military school zones can help prevent accidents, and help keep the accidents that do happen from resulting in serious or fatal injuries.
The radar speed signs from TraffiCalm are one type of ITS device that uses technology to calm traffic. The radar detects the speed of an oncoming vehicle and reflects it back at the driver in bright, LED lights. This creates a feedback loop. The driver sees his speed right next to the posted speed limit and adjusts accordingly, often without much thought. For most people, slowing is the automatic response, even if they're not speeding to start with.
While the signs often reduce the speed on about 80% of speeding cars, the fact that they slow other drivers down too is significant. That's because car traveling at 40 mph that strikes a child will kill the child approximately 90% of the time. A car traveling 25 mph that strikes a child will only kill the child 15% of the time.
And often, a car traveling 25 mph can fully stop before striking a child. In the same exact situation with the same distance and braking response, a car traveling 40 mph will still be going 30-35 mph when it reaches the child. Slowing all traffic, as TraffiCalm's signs do, is a definite safety boost for military school zones.
School zone speed signs can be programmed to run only during school hours to save on power. They can also be portable signs, either run by solar power or battery, that can be used elsewhere when not needed to protect school children. These types of signs can be moved to slow traffic around special events, or on days that are predicted to be heavy traffic days at the base for various reasons.
The signs are made in the USA to exacting standards, and can stand up to vandalism and all sorts of weather. Contact TraffiCalm to day to find out how to make your military base school zones safer.
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