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5 Low-Cost Options to Improve Pedestrian Safety

-By Steve Paulus - November 17,2016

A pedestrian is struck and killed every two hours in the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA).

The responsibility of improving pedestrian safety falls on the shoulders of local governments and transportation officials who must foresee potential problem spots and implement the right safety solutions.

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Should I Invest in a Retroreflectometer?

-By Steve Paulus - October 26,2016

It’s a question traffic safety professionals have been asking for years, “should I invest in a retroreflectometer?”

A retroreflectometer is the go-to instrument municipalities and highway departments across the nation use to measure the reflectivity of signs and markings on roadways — critical to maintaining safe travels.

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Have a Road with a Crash Problem? Consider a Road Diet.

-By Steve Paulus - September 27,2016

Not all crashes are created equal. Drivers, pedestrians and even roadways are all responsible for creating dangerous situations for other road users.

One of the most notorious high crash-rate roadways is the four-lane undivided highway that forces left-turning vehicles to slow down while actively in a through lane and cross dual lanes of oncoming traffic.

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6 School Zone Safety Driving Tips

-By Steve Paulus - September 09,2016

You’ve probably noticed the extra congestion on the roads as Labor Day marked the unofficial start of school for students across the nation.

As class begins for more than 50 million children, increased vehicles on the road and pedestrian foot traffic on sidewalks boosts the odds of potential school zone accidents.

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Interim Approvals Recommended as MUTCD Delay Expected

-By Steve Paulus - August 19,2016

The expected delay of the next Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) edition has motivated the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to recommend changes to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Interim Approval.

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U.S. Ranks Last in Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Report

-By Steve Paulus - August 12,2016

Every day approximately 90 people die from motor vehicle accidents in the United States, ranking our country last among the 19 high-income nations analyzed in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Let's Talk LED Enhanced Signs...

-By Joanne Conrad - July 28,2016

As seen in the IMSA Journal, July/August 2016 Edition

In our quest to make roads safer for motorists and pedestrians, LED enhanced signs are being used to draw attention and deliver messages at all times. Certain areas of the country may be prone to snow, floods and other types of inclement weather. There may be a dangerous curve, a blind pedestrian crossing, a low overhead or a highwind area.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shocking Facts About Pedestrian Fatalities

-By Ashley Hodgen - July 21,2016

Pedestrians are needlessly killed every day in collisions with vehicles. In 2013, an astounding 4,735 pedestrian deaths occurred in the United States alone – and as pedestrian deaths continue to rise, local and state governments are left scrambling for solutions to combat this ever-growing problem.

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