May 2017 Archives

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons – Solving Pedestrian-Traffic Interactions

05 19 2017
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
April Spears

Small towns have less vehicles, which generally means fewer traffic incidents compared to big cities. Yet these towns still have bodily injury accidents especially to pedestrians. Crossing the street can be even more dangerous in some areas because of fewer street lights. In fact, our local fire department’s ambulances are frequently called for ‘hit and run’ incidences. Neighborhoods with kids bicycling, families walking to and from parks, runners out for night exercise, all increase the likelihood…

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Improve Safety with School Zone Beacons

05 06 2017
Time Clocks/School Zones/DLPRO Software
April Spears

The importance of slower speeds when students are arriving or leaving school is key to their safety. At 10MPH a person has a 90% chance of survival. At 40 MPH the survival rate declines to 20%. Even though driver’s are required to learn the ‘rules of the road’, motorists continue to ignore or not notice the activated school zone flashing beacons alerting them to adhere to the posted, lower speed limit. The reason traffic warning systems from ELTEC exist is because certain high-risk areas or situations…

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