Temporary Traffic Signals Create Safer Workzones
Roadway construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work in America. California has 50,000 highway lane miles and during peak construction months, motorists can expect to find frequent, active work zones. From 2003-2014, California ranked 5th in the US for the most work zone fatalities -- then, increased to the 3rd most fatalities in 2015!
Number of injuries in work zone crashes in the US each year.
Number of California work zone fatalities since 2000.
Average number of Caltrans vehicles struck each year.
Number of CA work zones that experienced vehicle crashes in 2013.
Temporary Traffic Signals: A Safer Alternative
Less people in the work zone is a safer work zone. Temporary traffic signals reduce the amount of workers in an already dangerous work environment. The high visibility LED lights on each unit increase motorist visibility from long and short-range, giving drivers more time to slow down and stop. All units are DOT, FHA and MUTCD compliant.
Keep Your Workers Out of Harms Way
Job site managers are under an incredible amount of scrutiny when it comes to safety. More and more, companies are realizing that work-zone safety starts with designing project plans so that human flaggers are not used for traffic control.
Portable traffic signals are a much safer and cost effective way of handling your work zone traffic control.
Common Work Zone Hazards
When traffic is affected by construction, maintenance or utility operations, traffic control is needed to safely guide and protect motorists, pedestrians, equipment and workers through the work zone.
As part of this process, flaggers are an important asset to many construction projects. But the workers who do this job are continuously exposed to dangerous conditions. Temporary Traffic Signals help you eliminate or reduce exposure to these common work-zone hazards:
- Being struck by moving vehicles and equipment
- Car exhaust and other toxic fumes
- Flying debris/dust
- Heat illness
- Loud noises
- Slips, trips, and falls