Solar Crosswalk Flashers Enhance School-Zone Safety in Washington State

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April 20, 2011

With the start of a new school year, school-zone safety is top of mind around the world. One Washington State county is taking a proactive stance by equipping crosswalks with school zone beacons — technology that has been proven to reduce vehicle speeds in school zones by five to seven miles per hour*.

Installed in elementary school zones to improve driver awareness of pedestrian activity, the solar crosswalk flashers from Carmanah Technology Corp. are the ideal choice for improving school-zone safety. Requiring no trenching, cabling or wiring, the beacons install quickly and easily with no connection to the electrical grid and no scheduled maintenance for up to five years. With budget often being a concern for schools, the long-term cost benefits of using a solar-powered solution makes the school zone beacons an affordable, economical choice.

Compact and self-contained, Carmanah’s solar technology features the company’s patented MICROSOURCE technology that ensures consistent light output regardless of environmental conditions. Backed by over 250,000 installations in 110 countries, Carmanah’s trusted solar LED lighting and solar power solutions have become synonymous with quality.

Carmanah’s beacons support Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives and are well suited for funding under the new Federal Safe Routes to School Program.

* Saibel, Salzberg, Doane, Moffat. Vehicle Speeds in School Zones, Washington State Traffic Commission Research.

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