Speed display, the I-SAFE 1 road safety solution

speed display

Construction sites, school surroundings or urban areas, these are all sensitive locations with many potential dangers on the road. This is why Icoms Detections has designed an educational speed display to warn motorists of their excessive speed. Thanks to the I-SAFE, road users are made aware of their speed to decrease the risk of accidents in so-called dangerous areas.

What is the purpose of a speed display?

Its primary function lies in the need to reduce the speed of motorists. Indeed, in dangerous areas such as at the entrance of an urban area, at a junction, or near a school, some drivers are often over-speeding. The static signage of the usual highway code signs does not always seem to work. This is when the speed display comes into play. It allows road users to become aware of their speed.

How does the I-SAFE digital speed display work?

Like any speed display, the purpose of the I-SAFE is to indicate in real time the speed of approaching cars. The driver is therefore informed of her speed such as to adapt the speed if necessary.

Once set up, the speed display can detect a car at 120m and a truck beyond 200m. This way the driver can see from a distance whether she is speeding or not. The I-SAFE can display up to three messages consecutively such as for example the vehicle speed, a short text or a pictogram. The I-SAEF also supports different color codes in function of the speed of the vehicle. Typically, a car driving at a speed below the limit would trigger a green message whereas speeding cars trigger orange or red messages.

Showing the driver’s speed with a color code has a bigger impact than just a road sign. Indeed, while driving, we are not necessarily aware of possible speeding.

The little extra of the I-SAFE 

Unlike other speed displays, the I-SAFE offers the possibility of customizing the message displayed. First of all, you have access to a broad library of pictograms. You can also customize the displayed message or even create your own messages or pictograms. Secondly, the I-SAFE is very easy to use. Finally, it allows you to download and analyze the measured data quickly and easily.

Icoms Detections also manufactures other products for road traffic management such as traffic counters, bicycle counters and sensors for traffic light management, to name a few examples.