Thursday, April 28, 2016

Community Associations (CAI) Tradeshow Next Week

Traffic Logix will be exhibiting next week at the 2016 CAI Annual Conference & Exposition. The premiere event for community associations, the CAI conference attracts community managers and association board members from around the world.

The Conference will take place in Orlando, FL from May 4-7. With great networking opportunities, creative learning sessions, and an array of products and solutions, it's the best event for small communities looking to thrive.

Traffic Logix will be exhibiting our safety solutions in booth 829 including the:
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Traffic Logix to Exhibit at County Engineer Show in Washington State

Join county engineers from around the country next week at the NACE Conference & Expo in beautiful Tacoma, WA. The largest county infrastructure show in the country has everything you need to prepare for tomorrow’s engineering challenges. The conference program includes valuable learning sessions with industry experts and a trade show with the most innovative solutions in the engineering industry.

The tradeshow will take place in the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA from Sunday April 24-. We will be exhibiting our innovative traffic calming solutions including the:

  • SafePace 800 unique rotating speed trailer for portable, versatile speed enforcement
  • SafePace Cloud for remote sign management, traffic data capture, and valuable analysis
  • Recycled rubber speed humps for permanent or temporary traffic calming
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Safer Roads and Aging Population

Safer Roads and Aging Population

Aging Driving Population

With growing life expectancy and more active older adults than ever, America’s driving population is aging. Driving patterns change for older drivers as retirement changes schedules and age related declines in vision, hearing and overall wellness can affect driving skills. While average drivers who are 65 or over are actually more likely to be safe drivers than younger counterparts, with a lifetime of driving experience behind them, some elderly drivers are at risk of increased injuries and fatalities to themselves and others when they are behind the wheel.

How Safe are They?

For the most recent year that data was available, NHTSA  reports that 17% of all traffic fatalities in the US involved people 65 and over. This age group accounts for 14% of the total US population. The number of licensed drivers in the US increased a whopping 27% in the past ten years. The NIH reports that elderly drivers are the least likely to be involved in crashes involving alcohol or speeding but are more likely to get into accidents at intersections and when merging, both situations in where other drivers may be going faster and have quicker reflexes. 

Safer Road for All

Many engineers, cyclists, pedestrians, and health professionals advocate for Complete Streets. When we think of streets that offer safe access to all users, we often think of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. However, the elderly population, who comprise 44.7 million people in the US, need to be considered as well. Whether that means incorporating more speed control devices such as speed humps so that younger drivers don’t speed in areas frequented by slower driving seniors, having longer crossing times for seniors who may be using canes or wheelchairs, or using speed indicator signs to remind elderly drivers of their speeds and ensure they are alert, safer streets for all need to take all ages into account.

Resources for Improved Safety

Hearing, vision, reaction time, and physical changes affect different people at different ages. Ultimately, as the NIH points out, it’s a person’s health, and not their age, that determines their ability to continue driving safely. An elderly person is more likely to suffer from conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, dementia, stroke, or Parkinson’s disease, all of which can affect one’s ability to drive safely. The NIH website features videos of what it’s like to drive with each of these conditions to offer insight to drivers and their family members. It’s important to remember that the most fundamental component of safer roads is safe drivers. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

When Safe Roads Become Unsafe

On roads where there are generally not safety concerns, weather can present unique challenges. With increased friction in bad weather, vehicles are more likely to travel too fast and collisions become more frequent.

In the city of Lethbridge, ON, the municipality used the SafePace 550 variable speed limit sign to simply change the speed limit in bad weather. The SafePace 550 displays the speed limit and can be programmed to change based on weather reports or even in the moment when weather takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

The signs were installed on a roadways with average daily traffic of 50,000 vehicles and a long history of weather related collisions including multi car pileups.

The SafePace 550 was used in conjunction with the SafePace Cloud to program the sign remotely as well as to gather data and record traffic statistics. The sign proved a powerful tool in lowering vehicle speed limits, and remarkably, there were no collisions reported at all during weather events when the speed was reduced.

Read the full story here.