This part of the summer is an important one for cities across the country. The NHTSA (U.S. DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) designated the weeks of July 10-31 to bring awareness to the importance of speed prevention and there’s a good reason why.
Fatalities from traffic crashes have been steadily increasing in recent years despite advancements in vehicle safety and passenger protection. In 2020, there were a staggering 11,258 people killed in speed-related crashes.
Traffic Logix is proud to be teaming up with the NHTSA to remind drivers to stop speeding. The primary responsibility for safe streets lies with each individual driver. And following speed limits and maintaining focus on the roads keeps drivers, and everyone else on the street, safe.
There are many reason people speed despite the dangers involved. Many drivers think they’re invincible and that the rules of the road don’t apply to them. Others simply don’t pay attention to speed limits, distracted by phones or even just their own thoughts. But ultimately speeding is a selfish and dangerous behavior. It hinders the ability to respond to outside stimuli and can have deadly consequences.
For cities wondering how to stop speeding, there are many concrete ways to prevent speeding, and speeding related deaths, on your roads.
The NHTSA campaign messaging reminds drivers of the dangers of speeding with slogans like “driving faster could lead to disaster,” “going fast puts lives on the line,” and “speeding catches up with you.” Combined with graphic imagery, they are a sober reminder to drivers of the perils of speeding.
Education campaigns like these are a great way to engage drivers and remind them of the repercussions of speeding. However, education along with engineering- or physical changes- is an even more effective way to slow cars down.
Making Safety a Reality
At Traffic Logix, we help cities harness the power of education campaigns to make their safety goals a reality with solutions that slow cars down and return driver focus to the road. When cities are wondering how to stop speeding, we’re here to help them make that happen.
Our interactive radar speed signs alert drivers to their speeds while showing them posted speed limits. They offer a range of features to engage and refocus drivers such as flashing digits, slow down messaging, custom messages and emojis, and more. They also offer detailed data and analytics for better informed speed management and enforcement.
Our speed cameras offer an added layer of safety with actual images of speed violators that can be mailed out to warn or penalize drivers and prevent repeated speeding.
Our line of recycled rubber solutions offers another great set of tools for cities wondering how to stop speeding on their streets. With options like speed cushions to slow cars without affecting emergency vehicles and our flexible rubber curbing, we have a variety of solutions that give drivers no choice but to slow down and stop speeding.
Check out our line of solutions and contact one of our safety experts to help you protect your streets. We’re here to help you elevate safety education into a safer future for your city.