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Tough Love: How to Talk to Your Teens About Safe Driving

Perhaps one of the scariest milestones for parents of a teenager is watching them drive off on their own. While we release some control from that moment on, it’s important to know that we, as parents, can still play a crucial role in shaping our children to be safe drivers. In fact, it’s our duty…

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The Distraction Epidemic

Driver and Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities Rise to All-Time High What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “distracted driving?” Texting and driving? While there was a 12.3% increase in driver and pedestrian accidents between 2013 and 2017 when smartphone ownership increased by 22%, texting and driving is certainly not…

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The Top Mistakes Drivers Make in Winter Weather

While snow’s chilling beauty can help you get in the holiday spirit, nothing takes the fa-la-las out of the holidays quicker than a fender-bender or spin-out. So despite all the hustle and bustle this time of year, it’s important to take a moment to slow down and be patient, especially on the road.   Above…

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Take the Test: Are Your Kids Safe to Walk Solo in Your Community

Take the Test: Are Your Kids Safe to Walk Solo in Your Community Are your child(ren) at the age where you’re considering allowing them to walk to school or around your nearby community on their own? Here are some great ways to test the walkability of your school route or neighborhood. While you physically walk…

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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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