A Welcome Change
The community speed limit is 25 mph on the main thoroughfare and the 7 streets that branch off of it. Residents complained of cars speeding by as they took their young children out biking or headed to the pool or tennis courts. Other residents were concerned for their safety as they played golf or enjoyed the community’s many dining options.
Frenchman’s Reserve wanted a way to slow cars down and keep people moving safely around the beautiful community. The goal was to find a solution that was easy to use, simple to learn, and effective.
While radar signs alone are often enough to slow cars down as drivers become more aware of their speeds, the Guardian system added the extra layer of enforcement that the community wanted to stop speeders in their tracks.
Data from the signs and cameras is automatically sent to the SafePace Cloud. When a driver is photographed speeding, a citation is generated and emailed to the HOA. The system is easy and intuitive to use and has been changing the way that people drive on Frenchman’s Reserve roads.
The community briefed residents on what to expect before the devices were installed so that drivers would not be caught unaware. Residents were open and interested in the solutions.
The Guardian Awareness system has been extremely effective in slowing cars down and returning safety to beautiful Frenchman’s Reserve.
Some residents received notifications that they were speeding; the first of which is issued simply as a warning. But that warning alone seems to be enough to create long lasting change.
“We have not seen a single repeat offense,” remarked Mr. Latalladi, the General Manager at Frenchman’s Reserve.
The community management is particularly pleased that the system can deliver citation notices automatically via email through the cloud.
“Using this system [versus the other ones they’ve tried] has literally cut the time in half,” said Mr. Latalladi.