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Don’t Sack the Sign

We’ve all seen the drivers who blatantly ignore the flashing yellow lights that notify drivers they need to slow down in school zones. Whatever the reason for their actions, it’s an issue that we likely won’t be able to fully solve until we’re all using self-driving cars, or until a hero comes along. Sam Balto ...

I Fixed It for You

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, waiting and waiting to go straight through a light, while a left turn lane sits unused next to you? One man in China decided to do something about it. Tired of long delays on his daily commute to work, he decided to repaint the road markings at one intersection along the route his ...

Can You See That Sign Now?

Motorists in Lauderdale County, Alabama will soon discover the eye catching safety benefits of newly installed reflective strips on sign posts across the county. Over the past few months the Lauderdale County Road Department has been installing prismatic reflective strips on all traffic sign posts, starting with those ...

New Waze to Beat Traffic

We’re big fans of using real-time traffic data to get to our destinations faster and more safely. One of the largest providers of crowd sourced GPS services has been thinking even bigger.  In just the past few weeks the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the City of Toronto have joined Waze’s Connected ...

Iceland’s 3D Crosswalk

Following the lead of Tbilisi in Georgia, New Delhi in India, and several Chinese cities, Ísafjörður in Iceland is experimenting with a floating zebra crossing. The crosswalk, painted at an intersection on a one-way road, gives the illusion of being three dimensional. The visual disorientation is designed to slow ...

Custom Signs for the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner so naturally, now is the time that you’ll want to start thinking about all of those presents you’ll be handing out to family and friends. For those looking to get a sign made, SafetySign.com makes it easy to get the custom signs that you’re looking for. Our website ...

Oklahoma’s Left Lane Ban

Most states have a “Left Lane Law” requiring that drivers in the left lane of a multilane road should move to the right when a faster vehicle approaches. Oklahoma has taken things a step further, banning traffic from the lane completely unless passing slower vehicles. Driving in the left lane without passing other ...

Old Signs Become New Household ...

When it comes time for a township or city to replace old street name signs, you might wonder what they do with all of the old signs.  In some cases the town or city will try to recycle them. In others, the city will take the street signs that are in best condition and try to sell them to the public. The city of South ...

Responsive Crosswalks

In London a group called Umbrellium has developed a prototype of an interactive pedestrian crossing nicknamed Starling Crossing, short for Stigmergic Adaptive Responsive Learning Crossing. The surface is lined with computed controlled LEDs that adapt to conditions. As a pedestrian approaches, it becomes a crosswalk. ...
Deer Crossing Sign

Oh Deer!

A recent e-mail from AAA is warning drivers to be aware of increased deer activity. Deer mating season begins in October, and that leads to an uptick in collisions through October, November and December. The number of accidents in some states doubles or even triples at this time of year. Drivers are not only at risk ...