Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Read our December newsletter and learn how and why you need to work to stay safe this holiday season.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Daniel Doty, a lawyer in Baltimore, MD, recently received a citation for speeding at 38 mph in a 25 mph zone. The citation included photos and a link to a 3 second video, both of which show that his Mazda was actually sitting still at a red light. Mr. Doty is contesting the $40 charge, but the repercussions are staggering. Thousands of speed tickets are issued each day. How many of them are mistakes?
Apparently speed cameras, thought to be infallible, are capable of errors. But when they do work, do they really work? Do they create changes in driver behavior?
Speed cameras may be effective in curbing behavior for the short term but they also create resentment, which may lead to drivers driving less safely instead of more safely on roads not outfitted with cameras. One organization in the UK claims that speed cameras actually do cause worse driver behavior. Is there a better way to slow drivers for the long run?
Unlike speed cameras, speed display signs simply alert drivers without penalizing them, trusting them to respond appropriately to the reminder. Speed signs create self-motivation and promote alertness that stays with drivers as they continue on new roads.
Radar signs provide accurate speeds and effective, long-term speed control. Do speed cameras?
Friday, December 7, 2012
|Traffic Logix Rubber Speed Cushions|
Conducting such thorough traffic studies ensure that traffic calming solutions are installed where they're needed most instead of where residents are the most outspoken. Often, residents will overestimate the speeds of cars or number of pedestrians.
For more information on creating a point system for installing traffic calming solutions, visit the Traffic Logix Guide to Developing a Traffic Calming Program.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Speed cushions are basically constructed as a series of small speed humps installed across the road. With Traffic Logix interlocking units, you can even construct them to be more like small speed tables with flat tops. So what's all the excitement about them?
The main reason engineers like speed cushions so much is because unlike their full-road counterparts, they allow emergency vehicles such as fire trucks or ambulances to straddle them without affecting emergency response times. They are placed on the roadway at intervals that allow the width of such vehicles to drive over the cushions while ordinary vehicles have to slow down to drive over them.
Another aspect of speed lumps that attracts cities is that they cost less than speed humps or tables because they require less material to construct. With rubber solutions which are charged per unit, this can equal a significant savings.
The one drawback of speed cushions is that they can be difficult to construct of asphalt or concrete since each speed cushion needs to be exactly the same size for ease of driving and for driver acceptance. This can be avoided with rubber cushions, which are premolded and can ensure uniformity from cushion to cushion.
Friday, September 21, 2012
|SafePace 700 Sign|
|SafePace 800 Sign|
Both of the new SafePace signs include all the features of the full size Traffic Logix SafePace signs such as flashing digits and strobes, stealth mode to collect data, user friendly management software, and optional data collection and solar power.
|SafePace Cruiser LT|
The three new traffic calming solutions present economically priced, innovative new options for municipalities and police departments looking to slow traffic on their roads.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
|Pedestrians walk past SafePace 400 speed display sign|
|Percentage of traffic fatalities that took the lives of pedestrians|
Friday, August 31, 2012
James and Johanna had a great time meeting lots of interesting public works professionals, some of whom were hearing of Traffic Logix for the first time, but many of whom are already customers and/or receive our monthly newsletter, The Traffic Calmer. It was great to meet customers face to face and to hear feedback on how much people enjoy our newsletter.
While all our products got their fair share of attention at the show, there was a lot of excitement over the SafePace 100 speed sign. The economical radar speed sign offers exceptional visibility and power efficiency in a lightweight portable solution.The speed sign can be mounted on a universal mounting bracket that lets you move it between locations quickly and easily. Optional battery power allows the sign to function for up to four weeks autonomously.
It was great to see so many people stop by to tell us how much they admire the Traffic Logix products and how our mission to make roads safer one solution at a time inspires them.
Thanks to all the attendees for making it such a great show and we look forward to exhibiting at APWA 2013!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Traffic Logix Speed Table Protects Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Construction Workers outside Metro Station
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
|SafePace Beacon System|
The flashing beacons are available in a choice of amber (yellow) or red and include a unique design that houses all of the solution components in one enclosure for a more streamlined solution.
For the full press release on the SafePace flashing beacons, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9811648.htm and for more information on the beacons, visit the product web page on the Traffic Logix website.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
|Traffic Logix SafePace 400 Speed Sign|
If these projections are realized, this will indicate the second largest increase in fatalities since NHTSA first started recording traffic fatalities in 1975. The largest increase in fatalities was in the first quarter of 1979 with a 15.3% in the number of traffic related deaths.
The 2012 increase in fatalities is following a historic downtrend in traffic fatalities over the past few years.
Were the increased fatalities due to texting while driving? Long stretches of road inviting drivers to speed? Younger, less experienced drivers? Tired driving?
|Traffic Logix Rubber Speed Hump|
Solutions such as speed humps that compel drivers to slow down, or speed display signs that return driver focus to the road, are integral to protecting drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Safer roads = Better driving = Less accidents = Fewer deaths
Together we can save lives.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Craig was an integral part of Traffic Logix since it's inception and worked tirelessly to realize the company mission of creating safer, more livable streets. His dedication and passion resulted in the installation of thousands of traffic calming solutions in cities across North America.
See the company press release on Craig's passing here.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Our rubber speed humps are often used to enhance gate security at military bases, compelling drivers to slow down as they drive over the humps toward the entrance gate. The flat-topped speed tables are a popular choice for military traffic calming on base roads. The rubber speed tables slow vehicles less aggressively than speed humps or bumps, allowing traffic to continue to flow at 20-30 mph. Traffic Logix rubber speed humps and speed tables are both GSA approved and can be purchased by military bases at discounted GSA rates.
speed sign is also a popular choice on military and air force bases due to its low cost and portability. The compact speed sign displays vehicle speed in brightly lid LEDs, reminding drivers to stay alert and slow down. A user-friendly software interface lets you program the sign including choosing at what speed the sign digits or built in strobe light should flash to warn drivers.The lightweight speed sign is energy efficient and offers optional battery power that allows the sign to function autonomously for 2-4 weeks.Universal mounting brackets can be installed on several poles, allowing you to rotate the sign for use at multiple locations.
Traffic Logix also offers flashing beacons and school zone flashing signs that can be used to protect children at military base schools. The beacons and signs can be programmed to operate only during school hours and include 365 day scheduling so you can specify when and how they operate. Flashing beacons and school zone signs have been shown to significantly decrease traffic around schools, protecting children as they arrive and depart from schools.
Traffic safety is a growing concern on military roads. Military traffic calming can help make your base a safer place.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Residents in Enfield often complain about speeding cars, especially near schools and on stretches of rural roads. The citizens group decided to purchase a radar feedback sign to help inform community members of their speeds and remind them to slow down. With a limited budget, the compact SafePace 100 speed sign was the perfect solution with its low price tag and full featured capabilities.
COPS purchased the radar feedback sign with the optional 3 cell battery, which provides up to two weeks of autonomous power. They also chose the optional data collection feature, which lets them monitor traffic and analyze traffic patterns and the effect of their signs. The speed sign includes stealth mode, which allows the sign to appear blank to motorists while capturing valuable traffic data for comparison purposes.
While the SafePace 100 sign is smaller than the full size SafePace 400 sign, it offers an excellent alternative to communities or groups with small budgets.
Monday, July 16, 2012
|Rubber Speed Hump|
|Radar Speed Display Sign|
While radar speed display signs and speed trailers are growing in popularity, physical solutions such as speed humps can actually offer a low-cost, flexible, environmentally friendly alternative. For an in-depth discussion about the benefits of rubber traffic calming, read our July Traffic Calmer newsletter. Whichever route you take, our solutions can help you make your streets safer.