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0 Comments | Jul 31, 2017

LED Paddles Protecting Schoolchildren

A number of towns and counties have begun rolling out pilot programs that distribute handheld stop signs with LED lights to school crossing guards.  It’s thought that these signs have increased visibility, particularly in sun glare or inclement weather. Studies have also shown that LED signs do in fact result in vehicles decreasing their speed by several miles per hour.

These paddles have modes for flashing as well as solid illumination. They can light up automatically when raised and turn off when lowered. With visibility over a mile when illuminated, they’re a great way to get drivers’ attention, and help keep kids safe when crossing dangerous, busy streets.  We highly recommend them as part of your school zone sign mix.

 

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/lighting-the-way-new-stop-signs-aim-to-make-arlington-school-crosswalks-safer/2017/01/08/5cc968ea-d46a-11e6-a783-cd3fa950f2fd_story.html

http://northernvalley.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/northvale-crossing-guards-flash-led-stop-signs/688943/