Safe School Zones
The heat is starting to wane, the days are getting just a tad bit shorter, and back to school is on the horizon. For some districts, August is already back to school while others wait for after Labor Day to get started. Students everywhere are preparing with fresh pencils and new backpacks. How is your city getting ready? Does your city have safe school zones in place to protect students as they head back to school?
A Safety Plan That Works for You
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to safe school zones. Some cities rely on lower speed limits, others use flashing beacons, while others use speed display signs or speed cameras. Many increase police enforcement or create educational campaigns to increase alertness when school first begins. Other cities get creative. In Sulphur, LA, drivers in school zones are faced with emoji radar signs, showing emojis that applaud or criticize their driving. Bettendorf, IA programs radar feedback signs that warn speeders based on school schedules.
Too Much Hype?
Do school zones really need more solutions in place than an average road? Is it just a lot of hype? Actually, unintentional pedestrian deaths is one of the leading causes of death for children ages 5-19. A shocking 1 in 6 drivers in school zones is distracted. This puts kids walking, biking, or getting in and out of cars and buses at risk. Solutions that return driver focus to the road can make the difference between life and death..
Safer School Zones All Year Long
Increased enforcement and educational campaigns aimed at drivers and students are both great ways to get school off to a safe start. But long term solutions like driver feedback signs, speed cameras, flashing beacons, or speed humps can make sure that school zones stay safe all year long. At Traffic Logix, we offer everything you need for safer school zones. From speed display signs to speed camera systems and recycled rubber cushions and humps, we have what you need to keep students safe every day.