Prevention & Preparedness
Countless cities reach out to us after a calamity on their streets. A tragic car crash, though, shouldn’t be the impetus you need to enact safety measures. You can preempt tragedy by preparing your streets ahead of time. Safe streets shouldn’t just be a response. Create them before crashes happen and prevent injuries and fatalities before they happen. June is National Safety Month. It’s a great time to do your part to make your streets safer for drivers, passengers, bikers, and walkers.
How to Prepare for Crashes
Everyone makes mistakes. But if you can encourage slower, safer driving, those mistakes don’t have to have tragic consequences. A car that’s travelling just a few miles per hour slower is less likely to cause death or serious injury on impact. And at slower speeds, cars are more likely to be able to stop suddenly and prevent crashes all together. You can prepare your streets ahead of time by creating safer environments that discourage speeding and encourage safe driving.
Safety and Speed
There are many ways you can slow cars down on your streets. Solutions like radar speed signs alert drivers to their speeds and encourage safer driving. Most drivers don’t intend to speed. They may lose track of how fast they’re going but there’s no ill intent. A bright visual reminder like the driver-responsive LED SafePace signs are enough to get the average driver driver to slow down and drive safer. For the occasional driver that speeds intentionally, speed camera enforcement is a good way to penalize speeding and prevent future incidents. Devices like the Guardian Speed Camera can send automated warnings or tickets to speeders to further prevent speeding
Leaving No Other Choice
For cities who want to take an even more proactive approach to eradicate speeding, physical measures can compel drivers to slow down. Traffic Logix recycled speed humps, tables, and cushions can slow cars to your posted speed limit. They are made of interlocking units that are quick to install and smooth to drive over. And speed cushions are humps with spaces between them- an ideal solution when response time is a concern. Speed cushions let emergency vehicles straddle them while slowing passenger vehicles down.
Whatever your approach to speeding, taking action and preparing your streets ahead of time makes sure you’re ready to prevent disaster before it happens.