According to a recent study published by the Governor’s Highway Association, “the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States (U.S.) increased 25 percent from 2010 to 2015, while at the same time, total traffic deaths increased by about six (6) percent. Pedestrians now account for the largest proportion of traffic fatalities recorded in the past 25 years. Earlier studies by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), based on preliminary data reported by State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), were the first to predict recent increases in pedestrian fatalities”.
The study will point out a variety of ways to increase pedestrian safety. At MPH, we know, based on other specific studies and case history, that a very affordable and effective way to increase pedestrian safety is through the use of radar speed signs and trailers. Radar speed signs and trailers are proven to reduce the speed of vehicles which is why they are deployed very often in places such as school cross-walks and other key areas with high pedestrian traffic. Agencies can also benefit from their use by reducing traffic enforcement man-hours, increasing public awareness and goodwill by responding to citizen complaints, in addition, with our SpeedView Traffic Computer onboard, agencies will benefit from accurate traffic studies which provides the data needed to send officers to critical areas at the right time periods for enforcement.