Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Traffic Logix at the 2017 Police Security Expo


With 7,000 police professionals headed for Atlantic City next week, you don’t want to miss this!

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 & 28, the 31st Annual Police Security Expo will showcase the best in products and solutions for the law enforcement industry. We’re excited to be exhibiting our full line of ITS and traffic calming solutions at the Expo.

Image result for police security expo 2017Boasting 750 company exhibits, product demonstrations, and news updates, the Police Security Expo is the place police professionals go to learn about new trends and life-saving solutions.

Stop by Traffic Logix booth 2012 and learn how SafePace driver feedback signs can help you better protect your streets, discourage speeding and dangerous driving, and prevent crashes before they happen.

With an extensive array of models and accessories, the Traffic Logix line of SafePace safety solutions has what you need for safer roads. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Traffic Logix at ASSE Denver


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Are you at the ASSE in Denver, CO this week?

From June 19-22 in Denver, CO, learn about the trends and solutions that are helping safety professionals to keep the workplace safe.

Stop by Traffic Logix booth 1816 and learn about our innovative safety solutions and how they save lives every day on corporate campuses around the world.

To schedule a meeting during the exhibition, send us an email at info@trafficlogix.com.

We hope to see you there!

The Traffic Logix Team

Case Highlight: South Carolina Ports




Case Highlight: South Carolina Ports


Targeted Photo Speeds


The South Carolina Port Authority is one of the fastest growing major ports in the US with over $150 million of cargo passing through daily. To improve accountability for trucks traveling in and out of the port, a gate entry system takes a photo of each truck’s equipment. The challenge is that photos can only be captured at 8- 12 mph. When trucks don’t reach the target speed, they slow the cargo delivery process and create needless traffic by circling back for a second try.




 

In Search of the Perfect Solution
For a solution to work to address the truck speed issue, several features were imperative. The Ports Authority needed to be able to regulate truck speed, notify incoming trucks of speeds, message drivers to slow down or speed up, inform drivers when they should maintain their speeds, and be completely programmable from office in Charleston, SC to any port in the state.


Innovative Speed Sign


The innovative SafePace 700 sign offered a unique array of options that was a perfect fit for the South Carolina Ports. The full matrix of LEDs allows for display of driver speed, text messages, or a combination of both. The SafePace Cloud allows for remote access of the signs from anywhere with internet. With the pilot program in Greer, SC, over 200 miles away from Port offices, this offered the flexibility to regulate truck speeds at the port.








Is Education Enough?
The SafePace 700 signs have been installed at ports in Greer, SC with plans to install more in Charleston and at other state ports. With extra large 18” digits for improved visibility and flashing strobes, drivers can clearly see their speeds and be warned when exceeding thresholds. Driver responsive messaging can be programmed to alert drivers to slow down, speed up, or maintain speed. All programming and data downloads can be done seamlessly from anywhere with internet via SafePace Cloud.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Education Before Enforcement




Education Before Enforcement


Deterring Speeders


There’s a common misconception that speed laws and police officers are out to get drivers, conspiring to slap them with tickets they don’t deserve. In fact, speed laws are enacted to keep people safe and are carefully calculated taking each street’s environment in mind. Police officers far prefer that drivers obey laws and drive safely than ticket them for speeding. For that reason, speed trailers and display signs are rapidly growing as a tool for police departments to educate drivers and remind them to slow down.




 

Why Bother Educating?

Effective traffic calming, that is slowing of vehicles to safe speeds, almost always involves the three Es- Education, Engineering, and Enforcing. Simply ticketing drivers may be revenue-producing but that’s not the end goal of police departments. Educating drivers is the first, and most important, step to safer roads. Billboards and educational campaigns are effective ways to educate while speed trailers have the advantage of catching drivers in the moment as well as the ability to personalize messages to each driver.

How Speed Trailers Educate


Speed display signs provide a multi-pronged approach to driver education. They are mounted along with speed limit signs so that drivers see a comparison of the posted speed limit and their own speeds. Speeds are displayed highly visible LED digits so that drivers are aware of what their speeds are. Both the digits and the sign strobes can flash at drivers who exceed set speeds to alert them that they are speeding. Many signs also offer the option to display driver responsive messaging such as “Slow Down” or “Too Fast”.








Is Education Enough?

For most drivers, the reminder that they need to slow down is sufficient to change behaviors and encourage safer speeds. In fact, studies have shown that most drivers, as many as 70%do slow down at radar signs. However, a well-rounded, effective traffic calming program should also take Engineering and Enforcement into account. Engineering can be done with street narrowing or physical devices such as speed humps or lane separators while enforcement is something every city has its own approach to.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Was it Really an Accident?



Accident or Crash?

 
Cars collide every day. Vehicles are damaged, sometimes people are hurt, and tragically, lives are lost. But are they crashes or accidents? A growing movement seeks to reframe car accidents as crashes, and with good reason. According to the NHTSA, 94% of car crashes are caused by driver error. Those aren’t accidents. Calling them accidents takes the blame away from drivers, instead of encouraging them to take responsibility and change the way they drive.











It's the Law
Advocates around the world are seeking to change the mentality that crashes just happen. Drivers need to learn that they are at fault, that safe roads start with them. In some places, it’s becoming the law to call crashes what they are. In Nevada, the word accident was changed to crash in dozens of state laws, while NYC policies state that we must “no longer regard traffic crashes as mere accidents.” More than 28 state DOTs have followed suit.

Safer Roads


What about just creating safer roads? Install some speed humps, put speed display signs in, won’t that stop crashes from happening? The truth is that cities do have to do their part to create safer streets. Engineering roads that are safer for all users is an important aspect of keeping drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safe. But ultimately, the key component of safer streets is the driver behind the wheel. Even a slight distraction away from the road puts everyone in danger.








Distractions
With an endless array of apps, music streaming, and messages beckoning today’s drivers, it should be no surprise that fatality rates are on the rise. Every distraction, digital or otherwise, affects driver’s perception response time (PRT). Anytime a driver encounters something unexpected, she must detect the object, decide whether it’s a hazard, choose how to respond, and then act. Driving is a complex activity that requires complete attention. Almost all crashes can be avoided. But drivers need to try.

Friday, February 10, 2017

ATSSA Traffic Expo

Image result for atssaThe expo that traffic safety professionals from around the world await all year is finally here. This year’s annual ATSSA Traffic Expo is taking place from February 10-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center in sunny Phoenix, AZ.

With thousands of roadway safety professionals to network with, hundreds of companies exhibiting innovative solutions and services, and cutting edge education sessions, this is the premier event for traffic safety.

Traffic Logix will be exhibiting in booth 1142 and will be showcasing our innovative ITS solutions used around the world to improve safety and prevent accidents on neighborhood roads. 

Check out our complete line-up of radar speed signs, find out about the Logix Cloud that lets you program signs and download data wherever you are, and check out our recycled rubber speed humps and cushions.Whatever you need to create safer roads, we’re here to help you. 

Want to find out more about why thousands of cities choose Traffic Logix ITS solutions?

Find out more at www.trafficlogix.com.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fresh Starts, Big Dreams, Safer Streets




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Fresh Starts, Big Dreams, Safer Streets 


New Year’s Resolutions


It’s that time of year again. People make noble promises to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Whether it’s to choose the bike over the car, to eat better, or to create safer streets as part of the lofty goal of saving lives, any resolution worth making is worth accomplishing. So why do 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail each year?






Eight Miles a Day

The most common mistake with resolutions is that resolve isn’t quite enough. No matter how strong your resolve to jog 8 miles a day despite your sedentary lifestyle, chances are it isn’t going to happen. And there’s a good reason for that. One of the most common reasons people fail at New Year’s resolutions is that they are overly ambitious when they feel inspired, and then overwhelmed when inspiration passes.

Dream Big, Start Small


The most effective way to create real, ongoing change is with small, incremental change. Small changes are less exciting, but they’re a lot more approachable. Resolve to make every street in your city safer or stop every driver from speeding and chances are slim that you’ll get anywhere. Add radar signs to alert speeding drivers on streets with the top 5 speeding concerns, and you’re already on the way to a safer 2017.





What's Small for You?

Every person and every city has a different starting point as the New Year begins. A city with no traffic calming program in place and one with a citywide infrastructure have different steps to take to work toward big change. Whatever your big dreams, you only know how effective they are once you take small steps to get there. Whether starting with a small education initiative or installing speed humps in front of every school in the city, you need to know what’s small for you to get somewhere big.