FHWA Terminates Interim Approval of RRFB's in the US

Source: Carmanah Traffic Article

"On December 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) terminated the Interim Approval for Optional Use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (IA-11). The FHWA’s position, as stated in their termination announcement, is that the RRFB is subject to current and pending patents and, as such, may not be included in the MUTCD or any interim approval. If you have not yet read the notice, it can be viewed on the following link:

https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/interim_approval/ia11/terminationmemo/index.htm

Radar Speed Signs

Radar Speed Signs, or also known as Driver Feedback Signs, are designed to slow speeders down by alerting them of their speed through a digital display board. Ultimately, the use of Radar Speed Signs makes the roads safer for pedestrians and drivers. Due to their effectiveness as a Traffic Calming Device, they are being used across the country and the world. There have been tests performed that consistently show that Speeders will reduce their speed the majority of the time, and overall compliance with the posted speed limit will increase.