Rear-Facing School Speed Limit Beacons Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Driver compliance with school speed zones may be lower when a stop sign or traffic signal is located within the zone because drivers may forget the lowered speed limit when they accelerate from a stop at an intersection. The use of a rear-facing beacon was evaluated at four sites. The rear-facing beacon improved compliance, with a reduction of about 10 percent in the number of vehicles exceeding the school speed limit.

published proceedings

  • ITE JOURNAL-INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS

author list (cited authors)

  • Jr, H.

complete list of authors

  • Jr, Hawkins H Gene

publication date

  • June 2007