One of the big draws of gated private communities and homeowners association (HOA) is the safety and security that they offer their residents. In fact, gated communities often attract people who are concerned about safety, including those with young children or pets. In recent years, such vulnerable road users have become more at risk as the percentage of fatalities of people killed outside vehicles has increased by more than 50% from 20% to 32% of crash fatalities.
Slowing cars down to safer reduce speed can make the difference between life and death on local community roads. Slower speeds save lives. Driver feedback signs remind drivers of posted speed limits while alerting them to their current vehicle speeds. They have been shown to change driving behavior and sustain lower speeds even over time. Physical solutions such as speed cushions and speed bumps are another effective way to compel drivers to traffic safety and obey posted speed limits.
The Traffic Logix line of SafePace radar signs and speed humps and cushions will decrease the likelihood of accidents on your roads, and reduce the severity when a crash occurs. They have prevented countless accidents in communities around the world and can return safety to your neighborhood’s roads.
Keeping streets safe and preventing accidents is even more of a priority for property managers and community boards than for typical municipalities. Car crashes are the top cause of unintentional death for children and traffic accidents happen most in daylight hours and in good weather, when children are likely to be outside playing. An ITE report on residential safety highlighted the importance of slowing speeders on such neighborhood roads that are used by children, as speed is a key risk factor in child pedestrian injury and children are unlikely to be able to make wise decisions about road use.
One FL HOA decided to try out speed cameras. Here’s what happened.
Calm, tranquil neighborhoods are one of the prime draws of gated community life. And speeding cars don’t quite fit into that equation. At the Parkland Golf and Country Club community, residents were complaining of speeding. They were concerned about potential injuries and property damage but were also aggravated by the effect speeders were having on…
Join us in Las Vegas at the CAI Show & Protect Your Streets
We’re excited to be exhibiting in-person at the upcoming CAI conference at Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas, NV on August 16-17. Traffic Logix works with private communities across the country to solve speeding issues. Now, for the first time, we’re giving communities the chance to uncover safety concerns free. Win a Free Speed Study Stop by…
Are Kids on Your Streets Safe?
Youth Traffic Safety Month May is Youth Traffic Safety Month across the globe. And there’s good reason to draw attention to kids’ traffic safety. Children, with their boundless energy and busy schedules, are often frequent users of streets and the green spaces around them. And teens, with their constant urge to be on the go,…
Join Us At CA Day & Trade Show and Build Heroes in Your Community
Building Heroes The theme of this year’s annual CA Day & Trade Show is Building Heroes in Your Community. The goal of the action-packed day, scheduled for February 12 in sunny Orlando, is to educate, empower, and inspire. Traffic Logix will be displaying our solutions for safer roads at the event and sharing our experience…
Safeguard the Ordinary in Your Community
Isn’t Ordinary Kind of Boring? It’s easy to assume that ordinary isn’t something to strive for. Isn’t everyone waiting for the next big thing, the exotic vacation, the shiny new car? Turns out the key to happiness is appreciating the mundane. But even for those who don’t take the time to appreciate their everyday lives,…
Speeding Kills. But What Does it Cost to Stop It?
Are Their Still Speeding Drivers on Your Streets? Close to 10,000 people die on U.S. roads each year because of speeding drivers. Some thought that less cars on the road during Covid would help alleviate that. It didn’t. Instead, speed and crash rates went up in most states. What can you do to slow speeders…
What if there was a simple way to increase safety in your community?
A Challenge You Can Meet Lockdowns, stay at home orders, and phased reopenings have proven that solving the health crisis is not a simple undertaking. However, solving the challenge of dangerous streets can be. Private communities across the country have been transformed with the advent of speed cameras. Drivers don’t intend to make your community…
Why Your Roads Are More Dangerous Than Ever- And What You Can Do About It
Do Empty Roads = Safer Roads? Streets and highways are nearly empty as many businesses and entertainment venues are closed and people are wary of too much interaction with others. Even as the country slowly reopens, many Americans are still driving a lot less than they used to. It would be logical to assume emptier…
Why Your HOA Needs a Better Safety Plan
Face It As It Comes If there’s one thing (and hopefully there’s a lot more!) we’ve learnt from this pandemic, it’s the value of planning ahead. Cities, colleges, and companies were caught unaware, many without an emergency safety plan in place. Most are not to blame. The last serious pandemic was over 100 years ago.…
Safer Streets on Any Budget
How Safe is Your HOA? Private community roads should be idyllic and peaceful. Cars should move at a slow safe pace, bikers and walkers should feel safe, and parents should feel comfortable letting their kids play outside. But what about when that “should” doesn’t happen? What happens when cars travel too fast, bikers and walkers…