Vehicle-activated speed signs are an 'economical and effective alternative to penalties in modifying drive awareness and behaviour' according to digital display specialists Messagemaker. First launched in 2010, the company's range of vehicle-activated speed signs has expanded to meet new requirements from local authorities and highways engineering specifiers.
Activated by internally-mounted radar, the signs provide dynamic feedback to motorists about their speed or as a warning on approach to hazards.
Messagemaker's standard digital sign solutions include speed limit signs, speed camera signs, road warning signs and school safety displays. Custom layouts can also be created incorporating feedback messages into the speed-reactive displays, for example "Slow down" for over-speed events and "Thank you" in response to driver deceleration. Engaging the motorists in this way 'helps raise their awareness and reinforce safe behaviour'.
Manufactured in the UK all of their vehicle-activated signs meet Highways Agency technical requirements and use approved radar sensors. 'Easy to programme and maintain', Messagemaker's vehicle-activated signs feature the latest technology in a slimline casing. White and red LEDs provide ultra-bright daylight-viewable displays with automatic brightness control offered as standard. A heavy duty enclosure, together with a lockable casing and inclusive self-test function ensures reliability and longevity in use. Displays can be mounted on street light columns or powered by optional solar panels.