The SafeWay traffic sign has been designed to highlight school zones and inform road users of the reduced speed limit at times when parents and children are in the area.
When schools start and finish, the surrounding areas can be a hive of activity. Rush hour traffic, congestion from parked cars ¬and children trying to get to school are a particularly dangerous combination. Many local authorities are moving to a 20mph zone around schools. Mallatite support the ‘Safer routes to schools’ initiative, with the SafeWay. A highly visible traffic sign with flashing LED beacons, demanding attention and ensuring drivers are made aware of the reduced speed limit and hazards in the area.
The SafeWay is not just hard to miss, it's very smart too. The SafeWay is controlled by a clever digital time switch that activates the sign only when it is needed, i.e in term time, at the start and finish of the school day. The time switch is programmed with the term times specific to each school. The SafeWay delivers increased safety and flexibility, without impacting traffic speed when it is not needed.
The retroreflective film on the SafeWay is a High Intensity Prismatic film. This is used on the road sign and provides a highly visible sign during hours of reduced daylight.
Corner Flashers + Power
The corner flashers are lit using LED’s. The SafeWay uses only 5.3 watts of electricity. This low power consumption from the LED’s enables the product to be available as a solar powered apparatus, plus other power options are available: 240v, 24v and 12v.
Different timer options are available, however the most requested is the pre-programmed USB method whereby up to 5 years of operational times and term dates can be pre set.
The SafeWay has been chiefly used on the Safer Routes to School initiative, however the sign can be made with diverse messages for other situations.