We are seeing increased demand for traffic cones and delineator posts, barricades, and various types of signage from hospitals as well as local organizations involved in setting up and managing coronavirus testing sites. Businesses and municipalities that have had to adjust their hours or limit car and pedestrian access to buildings, schools, parking lots, and parks because of social distancing restrictions are also in need of signs and safety products.
Visible signs indicating detours are a vital tool for preventing accidents and injury, not only for drivers, but for students, faculty, employees, visitors, and construction crews. Learn how to keep compliant.
Alerting motorists and pedestrians of roadwork, traffic detours or other potentially hazardous conditions is critical to maintaining driver and pedestrian safety on highways and local roads. Easy-to-read signs indicating detours and roadwork in progress are a vital tool for preventing accidents and injury, as well as ensuring the safety of the crews working in these potentially dangerous environments.
From bridge repair and hazardous road conditions to seasonal events, there are countless projects and occasions that require the use of temporary or semi-permanent signage. Whether the situation calls for hourly, daily or longer-term use, portable traffic sign bases and poles can provide the visibility, control and security needed to keep workers, pedestrians and motorists informed and safe.
The trend towards being more environmentally friendly in terms of the products and services we use can be seen in the way towns, cities and local governments are using renewable energy to improve safety on our roads and highways. Solar energy is becoming a popular option to power everything from traffic lights to stop signs, providing better overall visibility and saving money – and the planet – in the process.
The obvious advantage of using solar powered traffic signs is they do not use fossil fuel energy. Solar is less polluting than coal, oil or natural gas, making it a more environmentally friend source of energy. Solar powered signs wherever there is sunlight, and the power is harnessed and stored in each sign’s battery so it continues to work all year long.
Planning large-scale events can be quite a challenge. Organizers must manage an endless list of responsibilities and details to ensure that everything goes smoothly, from permitting, concessions and entertainment to recruiting volunteers, parking and attendee safety. The larger the event, the more important it is to ensure that crowd control measures are in place. The easier it is for pedestrians and vehicles to navigate in and out of the event, the less likely accidents are to occur.
Counties and municipalities are often responsible for ensuring public safety at the many parades, festivals and other activities that take place in their communities. When events impact driver and/or pedestrian traffic routes, maps should be created that clearly delineate street closures and detours, and local businesses and residents need to be notified of any street closures affecting them well in advance.
A wide variety of crowd control and traffic safety products are available to help ensure that events are safe and enjoyable for all involved. Traffic barricades can be used to define boundaries, restrict access to specific areas and make street closures obvious for visitors on foot and in vehicles, making them a vital part of any plan to keep event participants safe.
Summer is in full swing, bringing with it longer days, plenty of outdoor activities and more people hitting the roads and trails. With more than half of all Americans planning to take time off and over a third of families making vacation a priority, traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety is more important ever. Although spring is typically the time of year for road and sign maintenance and repairs, reducing risk requires an ongoing effort to ensure that signage, pavement markings, barriers and other traffic safety equipment is in place and up to date
Easy-to-read road signs, highly visible pedestrian crosswalks, and well-marked bike lanes are visible proof of the value of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Known simply as the MUTCD, this manual has served as the definitive guide for creating safer, more efficient travel on our country’s highways and byways for over 80 years.
In early March, President Trump announced he would invoke a legal provision that allows him to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum. Since then, a series of changing policy decisions has led to uncertainty about if and when the proposed tariffs will be implemented, and how they might impact the U.S. and countries around the world.
At Traffic Safety Direct, we are monitoring this situation closely as it has the potential to impact a variety of our core product lines. Corrosion-resistant steel is used for essentials like our wide selection of u-channel, round and square sign posts.