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The 3 Best Ways To Improve Nighttime Pedestrian Safety
Is nighttime pedestrian safety an issue in your community?
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, solutions such as street lights, static signs and repainted crosswalks are not enough, as drivers often do not pay attention or obey them. Fortunately, there are more innovative, life-saving steps you can take to greatly improve the safety of pedestrians at night.
1. Upgrade to a more reflective signage
Drivers cannot obey signs they cannot see. Many traffic signs are made with outdated cloth and cannot maximize reflectivity. Replace these marks with signs that are highly reflective, durable, microprism lenses, and pressure sensitive adhesives. They can be seen up to 600 feet away as they reflect more of the available light, which greatly improves the visibility and compliance of the sign. This is helpful for any type of signage, but it is especially useful for areas with high traffic.
If you are unsure whether your traffic signs meet reflectivity standards, buy a good retro reflector.
2. Solar Stud For Road
Solar Stud For Road on the crosswalk and link them with traffic lights to form a smart zebra crossing.
When a pedestrian crosses the zebra crossing, the constantly lit or resting solar road stud flashes quickly to remind vehicles that a pedestrian is passing on the zebra crossing. When the pedestrian passed, the Solar Stud For Road will return to their original state. This is how the Smart Zebra crossing protects pedestrians.
If you need such a Solar Stud For Road device, you can contact RUICHEN for purchase or inquiry.
3. Replace static signs with flashing solar LED traffic signs
If a static sign (regardless of reflectivity) is not enough, a crosswalk system can be used, with the system’s sign flashing with solar or electric LEDs embedded in the side. With LEDs, these signs are easier to see, especially at night and in adverse weather conditions such as fog and heavy rain.
In addition, thanks to the new low-power heat detector technology that can be mounted on the signs, these signs can be programmed to flash 24/7 at predetermined times or only when pedestrians approach.
Place these eye-catching signs in high-risk areas (such as crosswalks near parks and schools) to increase motorist attention and yield to pedestrians.