It’s easy to get caught up in the familiar discussion of how to protect your streets during the holidays. And of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the increase of traffic accidents during holiday season as people rush to parties, hurry to shop, and sometimes even drink and forget a designated driver.
But when we talk about end of year safety, we’re thinking more about the big picture. As the year draws to a close, are you comfortable with the level of safety on your streets? Or do you want to plan for a safer new year?
Safety in Planning
We’re all familiar with the adage that there’s safety in numbers. But at Traffic Logix, we believe that there’s safety in planning- and of course all good plans include numbers. Trying to respond to crisis or tragedy on your streets is noble, but it isn’t a plan that can keep people safe all year long.
Instead, take the time to plan ahead and ascertain where and when speeding is a problem on your streets. You can do that with our discreet data collection devices or any way you like, but the first step to safer streets is determining how safe they already are, and how much safer you’d like them to be.
Step Two (And it isn’t action yet)
The next step in planning for safer roads is budgeting for the solutions you’ll need. And now may be just the time to do that. Whether your fiscal year ends with 2022 or in a few months, now is the time to make sure there’s sufficient funding in your budget to help you meet your safety goals.
Whether you’ll be funding solutions from a specific line item or applying for grant funding, now is the time to dedicate specific funds or fundraising goals to help protect your streets.
As with any good plan, even once you know there’s a clear problem, there doesn’t necessarily present one clear solution. And we don’t believe there should. That’s why we offer more traffic calming solutions than any other company in the world. Because we believe complex challenges are never one size fits all.
We offer radar speed signs in a variety of models and configurations, variable message signs, speed cameras, recycled rubber speed humps, and rubber curbing. And we also offer guidance in how to decide which solutions are the best fit for your roads. So your roads are safer for the new year and everyday.