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Renowned for its innovative trafﬁc control systems and illuminated trafﬁc signs, Winsford-based TWM is urging schools across the UK to review the signage on roads outside their grounds before the clocks go back in October.
It is estimated that there is an increase of 20 road accidents each day when the clocks go back with three quarters of the extra collisions occurring in the afternoons, which are darker after the time change.
TWM has seen a considerable increase in the number of enquiries from schools looking to review and install new signage in the areas immediately around their grounds and the traffic control systems specialists are urging other schools to follow suit before October 27th when the clocks are changed.
Kevin Marshall, Company Director at TWM said:
“It’s fantastic that a number of schools have already contacted us to update signage as it’s vital that the safety of schoolchildren is prioritised when the darker nights draw in.
“At TWM, we have a passion for developing equipment that brings enhanced road safety to both drivers and pedestrians and our two, safe route to school signs do exactly that.
“If any schools are concerned about their current signage or lack of it then our qualified team are on hand to help.”
TWM’s two safe route to school signs include the ‘part time speed sign with corner clusters’ and ‘school flashing warning sign LED twin amber flasher’.
Both signals can be controlled by various means including a programmable ACTIV8 smart switch, Talento time switches, handheld remote-control device or by GSM text messaging.