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U Channel Sign Post Installation Tips
U Channel Sign Post Installation Tips

Winter weather can take a toll on road signs and sign posts, which often sustain damage from snowplowing operations and vehicle accidents resulting from slippery conditions or poor visibility. Traffic signs are critical because they communicate the rules, warnings, guidance and other highway agency information that drivers need to safely and efficiently navigate roads and streets. Well maintained signs help drivers make good decisions, so it is a traffic safety imperative to repair, reinstall or replace signs and sign posts that are damaged or missing.

Steel U Channel Sign Posts Are Durable, Versatile and Easy to Install
Steel U Channel Sign Posts Are Durable, Versatile and Easy to Install

Sign posts and supports play a critical role in maintaining driver and pedestrian safety. Even the best signage does little good if it is not visible, which means it must be properly supported and maintained. This is especially important during the winter months, when snow storms, plows and traffic accidents can result in an increased number of downed or damaged signs.

Wood and steel are the two primary materials used for small sign supports. When it comes to installing or replacing road signs, U-channel steel sign posts are undoubtedly the premium choice for sign supports.

Portable Sign Bases Let You Place Signage Where You Need It, When You Need It
Portable Sign Bases Let You Place Signage Where You Need It, When You Need It

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.

Solar-Powered Traffic Signs Improve Safety and Save Energy
Solar-Powered Traffic Signs Improve Safety and Save Energy

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.

Summer Savings on Traffic Safety Products
Summer Savings on Traffic Safety Products

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

Uniformity of Traffic Control Devices is Critical for Highway Safety
Uniformity of Traffic Control Devices is Critical for Highway Safety

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 MUTCDthis manual has served as the definitive guide for creating safer, more efficient travel on our country’s highways and byways for over 80 years.

What Do You Need To Know When Ordering A Stop Sign? (R1-1)
What Do You Need To Know When Ordering A Stop Sign? (R1-1)

In this video we go over the criteria that you need to know when ordering a stop sign such as the size and reflectivity that you need depending on the place you intend on putting the sign.

Campus Traffic Safety: Choosing the Right Products to Protect Pedestrians, Cyclists and Drivers
Campus Traffic Safety: Choosing the Right Products to Protect Pedestrians, Cyclists and Drivers

College campuses across the country come alive in the spring. The warm weather brings students and faculty outdoors, while end-of-the-school-year activities attract large numbers of families and visitors. With the resulting increase in walking and biking as well as vehicular traffic, the risks for campus roadway users are perhaps greater than at any other time of year. Since pedestrians and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to traffic injuries, improving their safety is a high priority for facilities managers at colleges and universities both large and small.

College Campuses Pose Safety Risks for All Roadway Users
College Campuses Pose Safety Risks for All Roadway Users

College and university campuses are bustling environments filled with students, faculty and visitors on the move. Travel safety on campus is always a top concern for school administrators, and with the number of end-of-semester activities, athletic events and graduations taking place this time of year, it is especially important for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers to do their part to help reduce risks.

Will Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Result in Higher Prices?
Will Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Result in Higher Prices?

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.