Back to school is a busy time of year. And for schools and cities, it can be a worrisome time of year also. Can students get to school safely? Will cars be speeding by as
they leave school in the afternoon? Will cars remember to slow down and notice they’re in a school zone?
It’s a complex issue, but sometimes complex issues warrant simple solutions.
With fatalities on the rise across the country, it’s understandable for cities to be concerned for student safety. Whether the majority of your students walk, bike, are bussed, or are driven to school, there is always some walking involved as they enter your school building. That’s why it’s important to make sure drivers know they’re in a school zone and remember to slow down.
At Traffic Logix, we offer a variety of solutions to make sure your school zones are safe. Whether you simply want to mount flashing beacons, want to incorporate interactive speed signs, or want to install physical devices to compel drivers to slow down, we have what you need for a safer school year.
Speed Awareness Cameras
When cities think of speed cameras, the punitive, penalty-based cameras used in some states are often what comes to mind. And whether your state hasn’t approved those devices or you simply don’t want to punish people for speeding, you may not consider them an option for your school zone. But we offer the only speed awareness cameras on the market, and they’re not the speed cameras you’re used to.
Our Guardian Awareness Cameras capture images of speeding vehicle license plates just like a regular speed camera would. But unlike punitive systems, they simply let you know which vehicles were speeding, when, and where.
You can then choose to send printed warning to drivers to remind them to slow down. The added level of intervention makes a difference to drivers and lets them know you’re watching. It slows them down, without involving any penalties at all.
Safer Roads, Less Enforcement
When you want to create safer roads, it’s easy to make the fallacy of assuming that’ll take manpower. But at Traffic Logix, we know it’s hard to get more people out there on the streets enforcing speed limits. That’s why our solutions do the work for you, slowing cars down and protecting children without ever requiring manpower.
The city of Mendota Heights, MN recently learnt this when they slowed speeders down by simply increasing awareness on their roads. Instead of increasing police enforcement, they simply mounted speed limit signs along with radar signs and awareness cameras. Find out how this three level approach helped protect their roads.
Ready for a Safer Year?
Whether your school year is already underway or you’re starting soon, it’s not too late to protect your roads. Fill out the form on the right and find out how you can make this year a safer one for everyone at your city’s schools.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]