What if 211 lives hadn’t been tragically cut short on Nevada’s roads between January and July of this year? While the number 211 may not sound large, it represents 211
individuals who were going about their everyday routines when their lives were suddenly and tragically cut short. They’re the reason that the Nevada Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety are joining at the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit. The goal of the event is to work on realistic and attainable steps toward Vision Zero for Nevada’s roads.
The top contributing factors to deaths on Nevada’s roads since 2022 began have been speeding and impairment. 43 of the people killed in these car crashes were merely walking outside as pedestrians.
At Traffic Logix, we believe that every life lost should be a life saved. That our streets should protect people out for a jog or walking to the grocery, people behind the wheel or buckled into the backseat, and everyone who uses local streets to get from one place to another.
That’s why we help cities to create safer streets and to slow speeders down. Every crash that is avoided before it happens is a life that’s potentially been saved.
Slowing Cars Down
While speeding may be the number one cause of death, the real cause is always the driver behind the wheel. That’s why we create solutions that engage with drivers, reminding them to slow down and drive safely.
Our speed display signs simply alert drivers to their speeds, offering options to flash, warn, or show messages such as “slow down” to speeders. So why do they work so well? Research shows that most people respond well to the “feedback loop,” that is data about their behavior without an associated penalty. So simply seeing their speed displayed slows drivers down, potentially preventing crashes and saving lives.
Detailed Speed Data
It’s unfortunate when the data we see is tracking crashes and related fatalities and injuries. We believe that data can be used to prevent crashes instead of just track them. That’s why all our speed signs include detailed traffic data you can access right from your desk. See where speeding is a problem and when it’s most likely to happen.
Once you know when and where speeding continues to be a problem, you’re better equipped to solve the problem. You can try targeted enforcement, speed awareness cameras, or even simply recycled speed humps to slow cars down.
Data is a powerful tool and can help you make better informed decisions on how to best protect your roads.
Stop by and see us at the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit from October 19-22. Learn about concrete ways you can help protect your streets and prevent needless fatalities on Nevada’s roads. We hope to see you there!