Frequently Asked Questions

SafePace Series Radar Speed Signs

SafePace Radar Signs

How do radar speed signs get drivers to slow down?

Using brightly lit LEDs, radar signs capture the attention of motorists, returning their attention to the road. They have been shown to slow drivers an average of 10%, usually for several miles.

How can I adjust the settings on our sign?

You can set sign parameters, threshold speeds, and when the digits and/or strobe should flash using the user-friendly management software.

What do I need to do to download data from the signs?

The signs are Bluetooth and WiFi compatible. You can easily download data from your signs to your computer.

How is the SafePace radar system different than other signs?

Most radar signs transfer data from the radar unit to an external source. The SafePace radar system captures and processes data internally and is the most accurate radar on the market.

Is it hard to see the signs in bad weather such as rainy conditions or a dark night?

The SafePace signs use a light-enhancing anti-glare system for optimal visibility no matter what the lighting conditions. The signs also include automatic ambient light adjustment so that the sign appears dimmer or brighter based on the surroundings.

Can your signs collect data and create reports?

All SafePace signs include an optional data collection feature that collects traffic data and generates a variety of statistical reports for analysis.

Can we collect traffic data without people knowing that their behavior’s being tracked?

The SafePace signs include stealth mode, which allows you to collect data while the display appears blank to motorists.

What methods do the signs have in place to prevent vandalism?

The SafePace signs are equipped with a durable aluminum protective cover as well as individual optical lenses shielding the LEDs to protect the signs against vandalism.

Effectiveness

Are radar speed signs effective in slowing traffic?

Numerous studies conducted on radar speed signs have found them to be effective in slowing traffic. One case study conducted by Bellevue, WA found speed reductions between 1-5 mph although some locations resulted in reductions of more than 5.5 mph. Signs were shown to be most effective on streets where motorists were exceeding posted speed limits by more than 10 mph. The Bellevue study found that streets with radar speed signs continued to experience speed reductions even four years after the signs had been installed.

For more information, see our effectiveness page.

What experience do you have with traffic calming solutions?

Traffic Logix has been manufacturing and selling traffic calming solutions since its inception in 2004. Our first radar speed sign was launched in the summer of 2007. Our solutions have been consistently praised for their effectiveness, intuitiveness, and ease of use.

Product Specific

What is the difference between the SafePace 100 “Your Speed” sign and the SafePace 400 “Your Speed” sign?

The SafePace 100 radar sign is a compact, portable sign that is a low-cost option for traffic calming. It can be seen from 3-400 feet away. The SafePace 400 radar sign is a full size sign with 15” LED digits. It can be seen from up to 1,200 feet away.

What additional features do the full size SafePace signs offer that the SafePace 100 sign does not?

The full size SafePace signs include larger digits, a greater viewer range, complete 24/7, 365 day scheduling with unlimited holiday exception days, and a more robust reporting module including custom reporting options.

What are the power options for the sign?

Our signs can either be powered via grid or independently by solar panel and battery (optional).

General

What is the warranty on the SafePace radar signs?

A two year warranty is provided on the full size SafePace signs and a one year warranty is offered on the SafePace 100 sign.

We want to apply for a grant to fund radar speed signs. Do you know how we can find out about available funding?

Our website offers a list of funding resources to assist you in researching grant opportunities for your traffic calming program.

Rubber Traffic Calming Solutions

Rubber

What is the advantage of using rubber products instead of asphalt?

There are several advantages to using rubber traffic calming solutions instead of asphalt. Rubber traffic calming devices are preformed which means that they consistently meet standards and encourage motorist acceptance due to uniformity. This is almost impossible to do with asphalt devices. Because rubber deteriorates at a slower rate than asphalt, rubber devices last longer.

Rubber products can also be removed and reinstalled, which is important in snowbelt areas as well as during road construction or resurfacing. Rubber products are also often more aesthetic and are more visible due to highway tape embedded into the products. Unlike asphalt, Traffic Logix rubber products come with a two year warranty.

What kind of rubber are your products made from?

Traffic Logix rubber solutions are made from 100% recycled rubber truck tires salvaged from US landfills, which are mixed with adhesive and pressed to form our modular rubber units.

How do rubber traffic calming products compare to stop signs?

Research shows that in most conditions stop signs are not effective in calming traffic. When stop signs are installed at locations where they are not warranted, they can create a dangerous driving environment, add unnecessary cost , and increase liability issues as well as create traffic noise, pollution, and poor driving conditions. For more information see http://ci.troy.mi.us/TrafficEngineering/Multiway.htm as well as

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control products (MUTCD) - Section 2B and State Vehicle and Traffic Laws.

Installation

How are the products secured to the road?

Traffic Logix rubber products utilize a patented modular system. Once they are connected to each other, they are bolted down to the road with plastic shields, bolts, and washers.

Do we need a special crew to install the products?

No skilled labor is necessary to install the Traffic Logix products.

How long does installation take?

Installation time varies based on the number of units in the configuration. Time varies from around 1 hour for a speed cushion to several hours for a speed table depending on equipment and manpower.

Once they are installed, will products shift or change shape from pressure or heat?

Rubber products, unlike asphalt, do not deform with pressure or heat. Traffic Logix solutions have been praised by cities across the country for their stability once installed. Several communities have commented on the fact that other products they have used did shift while the Traffic Logix units stayed firmly in place.

Can your products be installed on dirt roads?

Traffic Logix rubber products are designed for use on residential roads, which are typically constructed from concrete or asphalt surfaces. The mini humps and speed bumps can be used on dirt roads as well.

Are your products only for use on standard size streets?

Our traffic calming devices are created with a 18” x 42” modular unit panels which interlockto create any size or shape device to fit your needs Our solutions can be expanded to most applications.

Are your products meant primarily to test streets before installing asphalt?

No. It is a common misconception that rubber products are solely for use to test streets. All of our traffic calming devices are designed as permanent solutions but can also be used temporarily. They are sturdy, long-lasting, highly visible, and can withstand large traffic volumes continuously. In fact, over 75% of Traffic Logix customers use our products as permanent solutions.

Where on the road do you recommend installing speed humps or other such products?

The ideal location for rubber traffic calming products is on residential roads at least 200 feet from an intersection and spaced between 400 and 600 feet apart. They should ideally be installed in a series, taking into account the speed before and after the hump.

What parts of the road should traffic calming products not be installed on?

Traffic calming products should not be installed on roads with a grade higher than 8% or near significant roadway features.

Do you offer a guide on how to install your products?

Each product page on the Traffic Logix website offers an installation guide for that product. See speed hump page as an example and click on the Installation tab. Detailed installation instructions are also included with each product that you purchase.

Effectiveness

Do your products hold up to high volume traffic?

Our products are constructed for long-term usage and are sturdy and built to last. They can withstand high volume traffic and have been installed and perform successfully on high volume streets throughout the country.

How are your products unique in the rubber traffic calming industry?

The Traffic Logix modular traffic calming solutions have a unique patented interlocking design, which allows for unlimited configurations and secure installation. The same units are used to create speed humps, tables, and cushions. We offer a variety of unique markings to increase product visibility. Traffic Logix is also the only company of its kind that offers a complete toolbox of traffic calming solutions.

Are your traffic calming solutions more effective than other solutions such as stop signs or speed limit signs?

Yes, physical traffic calming measures are the most effective way to slow traffic since they offer the driver no alternative other than to reduce vehicle speed.

Product Specific

What is the advantage of using speed cushions over a more traditional product such as a speed hump?

Speed cushions are designed similar to speed humps although with spaces in between. The cushions are small enough that emergency vehicles can straddle them without slowing down and affecting their response time. Cars, however, must slow down and ride with either one or both wheels on speed cushions. For more details see our speed cushion photos. Speed cushions are also more cost effective than speed humps or tables.

What is the difference between speed tables and speed humps?

Speed humps are generally parabolic in shape while speed tables have flat tops. The design of speed tables is for higher speed limits since they do not slow traffic as significantly as speed humps.

We are looking to slow traffic on our streets to the posted speed limit of 25 mph. Which product would be appropriate?

Speed tables would be the most appropriate solution since they slow cars to between 20-25 mph. Speed humps slow cars to 10-20 mph while speed cushions result in speeds of approximately 15-20 mph.

What is superflex curbing? What can we construct with it?

Superflex curbing is flexible rubber curbing that can be used to create traffic circles, bulb-out, curb extensions, medians, or any configuration that you envision. It is easy to install, highly visible, and long-lasting.

Are ambulances wide enough to straddle the speed cushions or are they primarily for fire engines?

Typically, both ambulances and fire engines can straddle Traffic Logix speed cushions when installed correctly.

Municipalities

How do I find a distributor in my area?

Traffic Logix is a direct sales manufacturer. This means that we sell directly to cities, avoiding the added costs incurred by selling through a third party and passing the savings on to you.

Our fire department objects to installing speed bumps or humps. What alternative would you suggest?

Speed cushions are an ideal solution when emergency response time is a concern. Emergency vehicles can straddle these products without slowing down. Visit our live speed cushion video demonstration and see for yourself.

How do you recommend avoiding snow plow damage in the winter months?

To avoid snowplow damage, we recommend removing your traffic calming solutions in the winter months and reinstalling them in the spring. Our solutions are fully portable and unlike asphalt can be simply taken off the roads and put back down to avoid the necessity of new products each season.

We get numerous requests from residents asking for traffic calming on their streets but we can’t fund them all. What do you recommend?

A point system is an effective way to evaluate traffic calming requests and decide which streets to install solutions. For more information visit our guide to developing a traffic calming program.

Can we see some real-life applications of your products?

You can contact us to find out where our products have been installed near you or you can read case studies on the press release page of the Traffic Logix website.

Where can I get some background information on traffic calming?

The Traffic Logix website offers helpful information and resources regarding traffic calming and planning your city’s program. For traffic calming history, visit our traffic calming page.

How do I find out about successful traffic calming programs in or near my city?

Our website includes a comprehensive listing of traffic calming programs throughout the United States and Canada. Visit our traffic calming programs page and click on any city for more information.

Residents

My children play near the street and cars speed by without slowing down. Can I buy speed humps for my street?

The owner of the street must grant approval in order for traffic calming solutions to be installed. For public streets, this would be your local municipality. For privately owned streets, the owner would be the association or community. Please contact the owner of the roadway in order to obtain traffic calming on your street.

Our city does not have a traffic calming program in place but cars are constantly speeding on my street. How can we calm traffic down?

It is important to work with your neighbors and city officials to ensure that there is a legitimate speeding problem and to take the right steps to slow cars down. For a detailed guide to slowing traffic on your streets, visit our residents’ traffic calming guide.

Where can I get some background information on traffic calming?

The Traffic Logix website includes educational information and resources to help you learn more about traffic calming. Visit our traffic calming page and feel free to browse our site to learn more. Some other popular websites with information about traffic calming are listed on our resource page as well.

How do I find out about successful traffic calming programs in or near my city?

Our website includes a comprehensive listing of traffic calming programs throughout the United States and Canada. Visit our traffic calming programs page and click on any city for more information.

General

What is the warranty on Traffic Logix rubber traffic calming solutions?

A two year warranty is provided on all rubber components that are installed as per manufacturer instructions.

We want to apply for a grant to help fund our traffic calming program. Do you know how we can find out about available funding?

Our website offers a list of funding resources to assist you in researching grant opportunities for your traffic calming program.

Get a Quote

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