Pedestrian Crossing Signs
The statistics are grim – thousands of pedestrians are hit and killed by vehicles on an annual basis. Despite the best efforts of traffic control authorities in all 50 states and advances being made on many fronts, the fact remains that when moving cars and pedestrians occupy the same roads, there is considerable risk of tragedy. And until we all have personal tunnels through which to travel, that’s unlikely to change. But while this could be an occasion for helplessness, it should actually be looked at as a call to action. Because while we’re never going to eliminate all of the threats to pedestrian safety, we can certainly do everything in our power to mitigate them. Putting up a Pedestrian Crossing Sign is one of the most effective steps you can take.
It’s not often that we can say about one of our signs: It saves lives. But it’s no exaggeration. America’s favored mode of transportation is the personal vehicle, but there are still a whole lot of us walking across the street when we need to get somewhere. This is particularly true in dense cities, where it’s often quicker to walk three blocks than to drive. Unfortunately, when these two components of travel – walking and driving – are mixed, the risks are significant. In 2018 alone, more than 6,000 pedestrians were killed on America’s roadways. How many of those lives could have been saved with appropriate Pedestrian Crossing Signs?
Pedestrian Crossing Signs: They Work
We don’t carry any traffic control signs that aren’t up to the standards required by federal traffic regulators. Even though many of our customers use our signs to control traffic on private property, we see no reason to sell an inferior product. You may not be required by law to post signage that meets MUTCD standards, but you’ll gain greater compliance when using them. These are the signs that both drivers and pedestrians are used to seeing. Someone sees a Pedestrian Crossing sign, they know what to do without giving it much thought. Whether you are in charge of a public highway network or a small parking lot, use these signs whenever you want to make the roads safer for those who walk.
At American Sign Letters, we set aside time every week to review customer testimonials, emails, and all other feedback we get. These sessions provide us with incredible insight into where we go next, how we can improve our customer service, what we’re doing that works and vice-versa. Not only do we recommend that every customer-facing business engage in this kind of regular reflection, we also suggest that it can prove useful in traffic scenarios. No one knows your local roads better than the ones who drive them every single day. Talk to pedestrians and drivers who travel the local routes, and you’ll soon find they have plenty of suggestions on how to improve. If you aren’t sure where to post Pedestrian Crossing Signs and other traffic control signage, just ask the community. They will help point you in the right direction.