Pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable road users, of the 1,784 people killed on British roads in 2018, 26% were pedestrians, and 6% were cyclists. However, there are major health and environmental benefits to both walking and cycling and we all want to enable more active travel. As such, we need to provide safety and comfort to all road users – especially the more vulnerable.
We have a range of fixed and variable message sign solutions to help support the safety of all road users. These can be used in a wide variety of ways from warning oncoming traffic of pedestrians and/or cyclists in the road to informing users of new cycling infrastructure.
Road safety is improving around Britain but the walk between home and school is also a particularly vulnerable point for many school children. Child pedestrian casualties for the year ending June 2019 were 5,310 (DfT, November 2019). For many, one of the main risks is the road area directly surrounding the school gates; with speed limits and parking regulations often ignored or poorly enforced, and a heavy mix of pedestrians and vehicles.
Coeval has developed school sign solutions to help protect children and adults walking to and from school. With varying school opening and closing times, an intelligent, flexible system of school signs is vital to raising road user awareness.
Our School Timer Radio Network is smart enough to make road users change their behaviour at crucial times of the day, preventing high-speed collisions and saving children from injury and death.
Our engineers show school staff how to operate the school signs, so the system is in the hands of those who know when best to utilise it. For even more flexible systems, Coeval provide a full matrix Variable Message Signs (VMS) that can be completely customised to your desired message; further helping to protect children or large influxes of pedestrians.
Coeval is a specialist in robust, LED road sign-based systems that advise, inform and educate and are:
‘Even a short closure of the tunnel causes great congestion in the area, and if an over height vehicle were to cause that level of damage, the tunnel could be closed for hours, if not days, which would bring the whole of the South East of England to a standstill.
When the Coeval over height vehicle detectors were first installed, we were talking about 10’s of vehicles a day that we were stopping; we are now down to low single figures, 4 or 5 vehicles a day we need to extract for being over height, so it’s a great improvement in efficiency through the crossing.’
‘Having used Coeval for the first time, we found them to be friendly and really helpful in ensuring we received the correct item we required. We were happy with the extremely quick response times and professional service they offer. We would definitely recommend their services to others.’
‘Thank you for your prompt and efficient service regarding our request for training on the 21st of August. You guys have been incredibly helpful over this.’
‘Coeval won the tender for the replacement overheight vehicle detector systems. The work was completed within programme and budget. We are now satisfied that the new systems will help protect the bridges for several years to come.’
‘A sound, honest and efficient service provided by Coeval. Would be very happy for Coeval to manufacture and supply more of Swindon’s signs.’