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Taking the Spooky Out of Trick-or-Treating

Pedestrian and Driver Tips for a Safer Halloween Dark costumes, burnt-out streetlights, distracted drivers—oh my! Halloween is just around the corner and as exciting as the holiday can be for the little ones, it gives us a serious case of the heebie-jeebies knowing that children are more than twice as likely to be hit by…

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Infographic: 6 Creative Uses for Speed Patrol Signs

Whether you live in a busy neighborhood or rural area, there are countless ways to use Speed Patrol radar speed signs to help improve the safety of your street or community. Studies have shown that children who live near traffic calming devices are 50% less likely to be hit by automobiles in their neighborhoods. That…

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Two Sets of Statistics That Will Change the Way You Think About Speeding in Residential Areas

Let’s talk speed… We’re all well aware of the potential repercussions of speeding—loss of control, increased impact in accidents and, of course, the dreaded speeding ticket—but while we can agree that speeding is bad, do you ever wonder how much just a few miles-per-hour (MPH) over the speed limit really matters? Well… the short answer…

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Speed Patrol is a Game Changer for Combating Local Speeding Issues

Now you can take action to slow speeding drivers on your neighborhood streets. Introducing Speed Patrol, a consumer-priced radar speed sign that puts an effective traffic calming tool in the hands of citizens to use where and when they need it. Even better, the cost, size and portability of the Speed Patrol sign open a…

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4 Ways You Can Keep Streets Safer This School Year

It’s that time of year—the kids are shuffling out the door and to the bus stop once again. There is no doubt that with the school year comes congestion, increased neighborhood traffic, busy school drop-off lanes and crowded parking lots at sporting events and other school functions. While we can preach to our children about…

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Why Municipalities Should Support Resident-Led Traffic Calming Initiatives

Safety sets the tone of a community. It matters above almost anything else to residents—so it’s no wonder that mayors rank public safety as one of their very top priorities. When looking for a new home, prospective residents consider a community’s safety above everything else except cost, according to a recent Safest Cities in America…

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A New Solution to Slow Speeding Drivers in Your HOA

You would expect your Homeowners Association (HOA) residents to drive safer the closer they get to home and you would hope that non-resident drivers—that benefit from your neighborhood’s ability to shorten their commute—would respect the speed limits as they cut-through each day. However, unique conditions make speeding prevalent in neighborhoods. Since residents travel their home…

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A Psychologist’s Perspective: Why Radar Speed Signs are Effective in Reducing Speeding

In the last few years, we have seen an explosion of technology designed to make driving safer. Rearview cameras and blind spot warnings alert us to unseen dangers. Electronic stability control prevents us from sliding on slippery roads. Automatic emergency braking anticipates impending collisions and brakes to avoid them. Yet, after years of decline, traffic…

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How to Slow Speeding Drivers in Your Neighborhood

You are not alone if speeding drivers in your neighborhood are making you frustrated and concerned for your safety. Speeding in residential areas is now the most common citizen complaint issued to police departments and city council representatives. In many communities, a once leisurely walk down the block or playing with your child or pet…

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