It’s easy to assume your HOA is safe. It’s the reason residents choose to live there in the first place. The homes are gated, the security guards work around the clock, and the beautiful grounds and amenities provide the backdrop for an idyllic, and of course safe, life. But what if that safety is an illusion? What if there’s a major risk to your residents, and it’s right inside your gates?
How fast are they going?
If you’re on the board of an HOA, chances are you receive complaints of speeding. How seriously do you take those complaints? A resident on foot is never an accurate evaluator of speed. But have you taken the time to check if complaints are substantiated?
Every few miles per hour faster significantly increases the chance of fatalities in the event of a crash. A car traveling faster than 50 mph would be almost certain to kill a pedestrian it hit. But a pedestrian hit by a car travelling 20 mph would have a 95% chance of survival. Safe speeds save lives.
Is there a problem? And what can you do about it?
Not every gated community is victim to speeders. But many are. The first step is to determine if speeding is actually a problem on your streets. A device like the Traffic Logix Speed Tracker is a low cost, unobtrusive way to figure out if cars are actually speeding.
And once you encounter a problem, there are many ways to restore safety in your community. From speed humps to speed cameras, there’s a solution to every safety challenge on your roads.
Finding a solution
Is your community open to structural changes to their roads? If so, rubber speed humps can be a great way to protect them. They’re easily visible, simple to install, and more attractive and less jarring than asphalt.
Do your residents prefer a solution that instead focuses on driver attention? Radar speed signs notify drivers of their speeds and include features to alert speeders and slow them down. Prefer a solution with consequences? Our speed cameras issue automated warnings or penalties that you can send out to speed violators.
Don’t just assume your community is safe. Find out if actually is. And do something about it if it isn’t. Ready to begin? Fill out the form on the right and get more information for a safer tomorrow.