Promote a safe environment that encourages students to walk and bike to school. Flashing beacons, LED flashing signs, and radar speed signs are all effective ways to draw drivers’ attention to posted speed limits in a flash.
Between 2007–08 and 2014, the percentage of children walking to and from school increased from 11.9% to 15.2% in the morning, and from 15.2% to 18.4% in the afternoon, according to a 2016 study from the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Our traffic safety products can help those children arrive safely.
Our series of videos outline our school zone treatment options and the effectiveness of these solutions. Watch now to learn more about these options.
Find a complete school zone safety solution
Flashing school zone beacons are the key safety tool for schools to slow down traffic. Additional products may be added that will also encourage drivers to take notice of signs and adjust their behavior.
Check your local requirements to determine compliant school zone safety options in your region.
Curious about connectivity?
We partnered with leading intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider Applied Information to develop StreetHub, a portfolio of beacons and signs that leverages cellular technology to allow authorized personnel to remotely monitor and control their complete network from a single easy-to-use web-based platform. With StreetHub, you can set and adjust the schedules of your school zone beacons from anywhere, plus collect data, manage alerts, monitor battery health, and more—all without having to make a manual site visit.
Safe routes to school
Our school zone solutions can all be considered for use under Safe Routes to School programs and similar initiatives, including this SRTS project in Los Angeles County. Funding may be available in your area. Here are a few prominent programs across North America:
Safe Routes to School Michigan: This program, managed by the Michigan Department of Transportation, has awarded over $31 million in infrastructure funding since 2003. Explore their infographic for more details.
Ontario Active School Travel: This comprehensive website for Ontario, Canada, includes an Active School Travel Fund, new in 2018. Winter Walk Day, a Canada-wide initiative, is held on the first Wednesday in February.
Every superhero needs a team behind the scenes that helps them save the world. We like to think we’re the Alfred to your Batman; the Kato to your Green Hornet; the Jarvis to your Iron Man. We spend our time working with traffic heroes like you to ensure we’re providing sustainable, reliable solutions for your traffic applications, from school zones to crosswalks to road signs. Whether your mission is improving walkability, slowing down traffic, or ensuring a sign can be seen, we’re here to help you do it. And we’ll help you in any location, while also meeting MUTCD regulations, ITE requirements, or other specifications.