ELTEC’s Retractable Speed Hump Offers New School Zone Safety Tool

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New speed hump offers impressive features to help keep students safe.

“Speed matters,” said Spears, “and it determines the probability a person survives a car impact.”

MAY 3, 2019 - Students across the country will be getting ready for their summer break soon, and when many of them go back in the fall, their schools will have had the opportunity to put into place the newest school zone tool: the retractable hump from ELTEC.

ELTEC, or Electrotechnics Corporation, is a leading-edge manufacturer in the traffic control sign industry and has held a forefront position in the industry for over five decades. Today, the company’s president and CEO, April Spears, made the announcement that the ELTEC retractable speed hump would be available to schools immediately.

“Speed matters,” said Spears, “and it determines the probability a person survives a car impact.”

This newly designed school zone safety tool features automatic lift when beacons are in the on position; adjustable heights; flexible installation; various drainage options; an airbag with no hydraulic fluids; DC or AC power options; and more.

Statistics show that at least 100 children across the United States are killed or seriously injured when walking to or from school. Communities across the nation have put various initiatives into place to help reduce these incidents. Many schools use speed humps to slow down vehicle traffic, but these aren’t always effective. In addition, these speed humps can cause traffic issues when school is out of session.

ELTEC has been working diligently to help schools be safer by creating a line of various products with these specific needs in mind. For instance, ELTEC offers full school zone systems including school zone solar powered flashing beacon systems that give schools the practicality and functionality they need - all backed by a 20 year warranty. These efficient systems come in solar power options that reduce emissions and power consumption.

Outside of school zone applications, ELTEC offers traffic controllers, programmable time clocks, and other traffic options for general use.

With the ELTEC retractable speed hump, school zones can enjoy an aesthetically pleasing yet cutting edge speed hump that can be adjusted with the speed limit of the school zone. For example, at 15 mph, the speed hump’s recommended height is 3”. At a speed limit of 3, a height of 1.5” is recommended.

According to ELTEC, the cost of their retractable speed hump is on par with the cost a school zone would expect to pay for a standard hump, but they would get the benefit of controlling its effectiveness with the same cost. “No longer does the traffic hump irritate drivers when it’s not needed at certain hours of the day,” said the team at ELTEC.

The ELTEC retractable speed hump offers a wealth of features to ensure a custom installation every time. For example, customers can take advantage of an optional advance warning that triggers when LEDs are on and offers a “Speed Bumps Ahead When Flashing” message.

The speed hump is made with premium materials and comes with everything needed for a safe and secure installation. The lift is produced by an airbag with 30,000 pounds of lift at 30 psi. All of the features offered by the ELTEC retractable hump yield an exciting new tool for keeping students safe. More information can be found at https://elteccorp.com/products/retractable-speed-hump/.

Learn More here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=EMNQsBhz_g4.

ELTEC, also known as Electrotechnics Corporation, has been a world-class manufacturer in traffic control signs for 50+ years.

Website: https://elteccorp.com

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