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June 23, 2021

Purdue University study on presence lighting & digital speed limit trailers impact on work zones

Ver-Mac is proud to announce that Purdue University in partnership with Indiana Department of Transportation, conducted a study on the effectiveness of using Presence LightsWork Zone Digital Speed Limit to increase motorist awareness & overall work zone safety.

Digital Speed Limit Trailer & Presence lighting
Here are some encouraging key findings from the study that support the further development of presence lighting and speed limit trailers in night-time constructions to reduce vehicle speed:

  • The results showed that the median speeds decreased up to 13 mph from 11 PM to 7 AM during the deployment of Presence lighting and Digital Speed Limit compared to base condition. These results are consistent with previous studies using Presence lights that showed similar speed reductions in the range of 4 to 7 mph.
  • Increased compliance with the 55 mph speed limit was observed when the Presence lights and Digital Speed Limit trailers were deployed.

Presence lighting is one of several Work Zone Safety & Mobility Solutions developed by Ver-Mac designed to reduce speeds and make work zones safer.

Here’s a representation of how the multiple laywers of our system help secure a work zone.

Presence lighting

To view the complete study of PURDUE UNIVERSITY: click here.

For more information about our Digital Speed Limit Trailer, click here

For more Work Zone Safety & Mobility Solutions, take a look at our online catalog

Ver-Mac is offering a no obligation demo of this innovative concept in work zone safety.

Contact Rick Stone – Government Relations Manager