As the school year draws to a close, it’s easy to let this year’s issues slide easily into next. But now is the time to prepare your school for a safer new year, rather than waiting for August or September.
As students walk, bike, are dropped off, or take buses to school each day, how safe are they? Are school zone speed limits observed? Do drivers even notice they’re there?
Speeding cars can put students at risk. And now is the time to plan for safer, slower driving in and around your school. You can slow traffic down and help make sure drivers obey speed limits with traffic calming devices that protect your streets, and your students.
Here’s 5 good reasons why now is the time to plan for next year:
1- Decisions take time:
Is a radar sign the best way to slow traffic? Do you want flashing beacon lights? Do you prefer speed humps that compel drivers to slow down? Or do you want speed cameras to really enforce your speed limits?
Don’t rush into the decision. Make it when you have time to contemplate, reflect, and analyze what makes more sense for your roads and your students.
2- Simpler Installation:
Installation is easier when kids aren’t around. It’s true that our solutions are all simple to install and can be installed without road closures. But it’s still a lot quicker and simpler to get them into place when the roads are quiet than when students are bustling by.
3- Driver Responsiveness:
Drivers are more likely to be responsive if solutions are in place from the start of the school year. A new school year always brings along new beginnings. So, it’s a good time to introduce drivers to new driving patterns or safety solutions. Putting them into place a few months in may not get as fresh and eager a response and may take more time to get adjusted to.
4- Supply Delays:
Supply chains can delay delivery. Everyone knows by now what happened when car chip supply was delayed. Entire industries can suffer when just a small part is delayed in manufacture.
Don’t let supply chain issues delay your plan for safe routes to school. Order early and make sure your solutions are in place when you need them.
5- A Sweeter Summer:
You’ll enjoy your summer more if you know everything is ready and planned. There’s something about the peace of mind that comes from knowing things are in place and prepared for when you get back. So plan now for safer streets and then go ahead, kick back, and enjoy your summer.
Want to learn more about how to choose the traffic calming solution that makes the most sense for your roads? Explore our website, read about how other schools and cities used our solutions, or reach out to us. Our team of traffic safety experts is always ready to help you find the best solution to your unique safety challenges.
Here’s to a safe summer and a safe back to school in 2022.