In any area where there will be heavy foot traffic, pedestrian safety is a primary concern. Drivers in the area need good speed awareness and enough lighting to see pedestrians clearly. But even in the most well-designed area, there are likely to be problems with speeders, drivers who simply don't pay enough attention, and congestion.
Casinos are a prime place for traffic problems, especially on weekend nights when more people are in the mood to gamble and have a good time. Because many people also drink while gambling, that can present some issues with careless driving, too. Someone who's had even one drink might not notice static speed signs as quickly as someone with no alcohol in his system.
Variable speed signs can help properly manage traffic in congested areas without keeping people from being able to easily get in and out of the casino area.
The speed display and variable speed signs from ISO9001 certified manufacturer TraffiCalm Systems are easily recognized by drivers as official traffic signs. This is important, because signs that look unofficial or too different from standard speed signs will often be ignored by drivers. Distracted drivers are even less likely to pay heed to oddly shaped, colored or designed signs.
As a member of the IMSA and the ATSSA, TraffiCalm is dedicated to traffic safety. By using signs that are instantly recognizable and familiar, it's easier to get drivers' attention and make them slow down and be more aware of their speed and pedestrians in the area.
Driver feedback signs reflect drivers' speeds back at them, an action that is proven to slow the flow of traffic, even if drivers aren't exceeding the speed limit. Variable speed signs can be changed according to the flow of traffic, time of day, problems or any reason. They can be changed through a wireless Bluetooth connection, pre-programmed or both.
And the addition of a dynamic "slow down" sign that flashes the words and a sad face emoticon when the driver is going too fast can help even more, by bringing the drivers' awareness to their speed and their surroundings.
Variable speed signs are incredibly useful in areas where one standard speed is impractical. If a stretch of road in a casino area is generally low-traffic but gets congested on weekends, having a speed limit sign that shows the upper speed limit all the time isn't the best solution.
But one that can show the ordinary speed limit during normal traffic hours, while showing a lower speed limit when the street is congested, can help. A sign that shows a low speed limit while reflecting the driver's speed back at him is ideal for areas where drivers often go too fast, putting everyone at risk for an accident. In a large casino area, both these types of signs can be used to great effect.
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