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SDAG Power Point

  1. 1. DRIVERS ALERT 2 WAY SUPPLEMENTAL SIGN BE AWARE OF UNFORESEEN DANGERS
  2. 2. Drivers Alert The Solution <ul><li> Drivers Alert is an all new, original, Supplementa l traffic sign & system placed in a unique location to indicate the “global” condition of a particular intersection. </li></ul><ul><li>At School Zones, in Residential Intersections. Drivers Alert provides Traffic Calming for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Motorists, and Trucks by offering additional topographic information, heretofore overlooked. </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of Drivers Alert is to inform drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists and to improve safety, reduce accidents, and especially SAVE LIVES. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why a N ew Traffic Sign ? An OLD Problem… Since 1932 no new Residential Intersection traffic sign has appeared. But cars, driving, speed, traffic and population all have changed-- radically!
  4. 4. DRIVERS ALERT
  5. 5. PRIMARY STOP SIGNS ARE OFTEN BLOCKED FROM VIEW And Blocked Signs Cause Accidents Injuries Property Damage Deaths
  6. 6. OBSTACLES TO SEEING THE CURRENT STOP SIGN Trees Busses [ commercial/ school] Delivery Trucks Mail trucks SUV’s Graffiti Damaged or Missing Signs
  7. 7. 2009 World Health Organization Center for Disease Control Report <ul><li>The NUMBER ONE </li></ul><ul><li>CAUSE OF CHILD DEATHS </li></ul>TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
  8. 8. THE ACTUAL [x] CENTER OF AN INTERSECTION IS NOT THE VISUAL [Y] CENTER X Y MORE TRAFFIC ACTIVITY ON THE LEFT SIDE Cars, Pedestrians, Bicyclists
  9. 9. Intersection Safety Facts & Statistics *In 2003, over 9,213 Americans lost their lives as a result of an intersection-related crash. *Each year more than 2.7 million intersection crashes occur (over 45% of all reported crashes). *The USDOT is committed to a 20% reduction in road-related fatalities and serious injuries by year 2008. *More than one intersection fatality occurs every hour. Where Fatalities Occur By Roadway Functional Class - 2000 data    Last modified: January 3, 2005    RURAL & URBAN PERCENT Fatalities Number of Intersection Fatalities URBAN Fatalities by Roadway Functional Class
  10. 12. Both STOP SIGNS are Blocked Skid Marks go well into the Intersection
  11. 14. The Test Partnering NYE COUNTY NEVADA US DOT #2-496 (e) Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices The 3M Company SDAG
  12. 15. DRIVERS ALERT 2 WAY SUPPLEMENTAL SIGN BE AWARE OF UNFORESEEN DANGERS

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