Since March 2017, the city of Monheim am Rhein (Germany) has been using two viatext displays with solar power supply and individually designed front covers. The Dialog Displays are currently being used in "Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse" and "Am Sportplatz" to calm traffic.
Both streets run through residential areas and cross school routes. Therefore, a speed limit of 30 km/h applies, which many drivers unknowingly exceed. The long, straight streets encourage excessive speeds and thus increase the risk of accidents, especially for vulnerable road users. The viatext dialog displays were installed to make drivers aware of these violations.
With the text messages THANK YOU (green) and TOO FAST (red) the viatext LED display gives the driver a feedback on his speed. In other words, it rewards when the speed limit is observed and reprimands when it is exceeded. An included text editor allows the city of Monheim to program other texts, such as SLOW DOWN or SCHOOL.
The high radar range of the display allows the driver to adjust his speed on the entire track and thereby ensures a reduction in average speed at these danger spots. Thanks to an integrated data memory, the city of Monheim has the possibility to check how the average and maximum speed develops at the measuring points and how many vehicles are passing there.