Speeding drivers put others in risk, especially when pedestrians are present in school zones, on neighborhood streets, or in work zones. Well-designed radar speed displays are highly effective in getting drivers to slow down in these areas. Also known as driver feedback signs, these traffic calming devices detect the speed of oncoming vehicles and display the driver’s speed by flashing bright LED digits. The display is combined with a “YOUR SPEED” static sign face, making it easy for drivers to understand the intended message at a glance and react to it by slowing down. Many municipalities are finding success with speed detection signs, as they support larger traffic calming programs and walkability initiatives.
Check out our rapid facts sheet to learn more about radar speed signs. Our rapid fact sheet highlights:
- Statistics on pedestrian fatalities
- Proof of radar speed sign effectiveness
- The 5 MPH difference and crash modification factors
- And more