Another really great tool is the Driver Feedback Signs which most people call Flashing Speed Signs.
At an Edmonton City Council meeting, we received a report on the effectiveness on these signs. Once again, this was an independent study conduct by researchers at the University of Alberta. I was blown away when I saw the stats: up to 45% collision reduction.
If you think about the logic behind these signs, it makes a lot of sense. Drivers are alerted to adjust their speed before they head into an intersection, where the majority of collisions occur. It’s a proactive technique designed to adjust driving habits and educate drivers on the road.
It is a brilliant and effective tool at a very low cost. The average sign costs $12,000 to install and $500 per year to maintain.
To view the full report click here