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Signage to Tackle Speeding on the Road

Stocksigns News and PR from Stocksigns - Published 05 September 2019 Latest statistics published by GOV.UK showed that 27,130 people were killed or seriously injured in road accidents across 2017. Redhill-based signage specialist Messagemaker (http://www.messagemaker.co.uk/) provides two LED signs to improve road safety and reduce traffic speed.
A recent report published by the Department for Transport (https://goo.gl/8Tsbte) discovered that car user casualties decreased by 12% to 23,630 in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016 (26,730). It also found that 90% of the road users involved in these incidents were classified as slightly injured.

Traffic levels between June 2016 and June 2017 had increased by 1.4%, although there was a 5% decrease in overall road deaths, taking the total down to 1,710. These statistics indicate that there have been several contributing factors which have contributed to improved road safety and to the welfare of local communities.

LED road signs, The Speed Awareness Message (SAM) and Speed Limit Reminder (SLR) systems have certainly played their part. The SAM systems work by telling a driver the speed they are doing and warning them to slow down. The SLR signs display the maximum speed the motorist should be travelling. Alerting drivers to their speed levels allows others on the road to be more aware of their surroundings when on the road.

Both signage options offer cost-effective alternatives to constructing new road layouts or introducing speed cameras. They can be adapted to different post sizes and run on rechargeable batteries which can be teamed with a solar panel. The versatility and simplicity of the signs allow them to be moved easily. For example, a local council may implement a sign on one road, while having the choice to move the sign onto another street at any time to maintain overall public safety
SAM signs in place to encourage safe driving

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