Not Just for City Streets
When you think of driver feedback signs, you probably imagine cars speeding on city streets with a sign posted to slow them down. They may be a useful tool to alert speeding drivers, but what do they have to do with keeping your workplace safe? Radar signs that give drivers feedback on how fast they’re going can do a lot more than just slow city traffic though. For many workplaces, hospitals, ports, corporations, and industrial campuses, they provide a solution to different types of challenges.
The Perfect Speed
South Carolina Ports are a perfect example of a non-city situation where driver feedback signs helped solve a challenge. The SC Port Authority (SCPA) is one of the fastest growing in the country. They use a camera-based gate entry system to keep truck drivers accountable for the cargo headed to the port’s ships. But for the gate system to work, trucks need to be travelling between 8-12 mph. Too fast or too slow means the trucks have to turn around, exit, and re-enter, wasting valuable time.
Do it With SafePace
SafePace driver feedback signs were up for the challenge. The Ports Authority installed SafePace 700 signs to show drivers how fast they’re going. Messages are programmed to change based on driver behavior. The sign tells drivers if they need to slow down or speed up. With the ability to show any combination of text, digits, or graphics, the signs can be programmed to do whatever the SPCA needs, including complimenting drivers who get it right!
Control from 200 Miles Away
While the signs keep the ports running smoothly, the staff who manage them are 200 miles away in Charleston. But since SafePace signs are web enabled, they can be managed remotely from anywhere. With a click of a button, users can view sign data, change messages, and manage signs. This gives them the leverage they need to be aware of what’s going on every day. It also gives them up-to-the-minute reports so that they can stay on top of what goes on at the port every day.