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New Product Alert: Recycled Rubber and Plastic Wheel Stops
New Product Alert: Recycled Rubber and Plastic Wheel Stops

Recycled rubber and plastic wheel stops are an economical and durable safety solution for both commercial and home use. Traffic Safety Direct is introducing a new line of wheel stops made in the USA from 100% compounded recycled plastic and scrap tire rubber composite. Because they have achieved USGBC LEED Certification, these products are ideal for “green” businesses that are committed to meeting sustainability goals.

Benefits of Concrete Filled Steel Bollards
Benefits of Concrete Filled Steel Bollards

Bollards are a familiar site in both urban and suburban environments. These short, sturdy posts are common in parking lots and parks, along streets and sidewalks, near office buildings and storefronts, and even inside warehouses and other industrial buildings.

Bollards come in multiple styles and sizes, and are often built to blend into their surroundings. But from a functional standpoint they serve a common purpose: securing and protecting buildings and people by restricting motor vehicle access in specific areas.

Safely Set-Up COVID-19 Queues with Traffic Cones and Delineators
Safely Set-Up COVID-19 Queues with Traffic Cones and Delineators

We are seeing increased demand for traffic cones and delineator postsbarricades, 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.

Tips for Pedestrian Safety Month
Tips for Pedestrian Safety Month

September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and despite advances in technology that offer improved protection, pedestrians continue to be vulnerable to accidental injury and death. Here are walking safety tips and other suggestions for keeping pedestrians safe. 

Pedestrian Crossing Safety Tips
Pedestrian Crossing Safety Tips

Thousands of pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents each year, and many thousands more are injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian was killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes in 2017, which is more than 16 people a day.

Pedestrian safety is a top priority in cities, towns and communities across the country. From posting signs with flashing lights at crosswalks to installing speed bumps to reduce vehicle speeds in areas frequented by pedestrians and cyclists, the focus is on increasing visibility at street crossings and alerting motorists to slow down.

Summer Clearance Sale: Save on Curb Stops, Speed Humps and More
Summer Clearance Sale: Save on Curb Stops, Speed Humps and More

From now through Labor Day, our Clearance Sale features a range of traffic safety products – all at 50% OFF regular price. We purchased another supplier’s inventory of GNR Technologies and Checkers products – including curb stops, wall protectors and speed hump items – and we need to liquidate our stock to make room for new fall merchandise.

Traffic Cones are a Multi-Purpose Safety Tool
Traffic Cones are a Multi-Purpose Safety Tool

Traffic cones are easily recognized as a common safety device worldwide. These brightly colored cones can be found almost anywhere, from construction zones and busy streets to shopping mall parking lots and athletic fields. They can even be seen indoors, along stairways and corridors where extra caution is called for.

Highly visible, durable, and portable, traffic and safety cones provide an immediate warning of potential danger. While cones are most commonly used as a traffic control device, they have become a multi-purpose safety tool that is useful in countless situations.

Traffic Safety Lighting Is Essential When Daylight Savings Time Ends
Traffic Safety Lighting Is Essential When Daylight Savings Time Ends

Turning back the clocks at the end of Daylight Savings Time means the sun goes down earlier and the days seem much shorter. Fewer hours of daylight also can mean more risks for drivers and pedestrians, as their ability to see clearly declines. Studies examining the impact of Daylight Savings Time show that driver performance deteriorates under poor lighting conditions due to issues like diminished reaction times and the ability to judge stopping distances.

Types of Traffic Cones and When to Use Them
Types of Traffic Cones and When to Use Them

Orange traffic cones are a familiar sight on highways and city streets across the country. While it’s impossible to know the exact number, by some estimates there are roughly 140 million traffic cones in use worldwide.

They divide lanes in construction zones, provide direction around short-duration road maintenance and utility work, and warn drivers of unseen hazards such as potholes and raised manhole covers. They are also seen in parking lots, on athletic fields, and even indoors in areas where extra caution is needed.

Traffic cones are designed to be highly visible and easily movable. They come in various sizes and many different colors, with orange, yellow, and red being the most popular choices due to their brightness. Some versions can be topped with signs or connected with bars or chains.

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.