Bollards protect buildings and people by restricting motor vehicle access in high-traffic areas. These short, sturdy posts create a physical barrier to keep both people and structures safe from harm, which makes them an extremely effective safety device – and a popular choice for improving security in a wide range of public spaces. But not all bollards are the same. It’s important to select the type of bollard post that will work best for your needs.
At a time when inflation and supply chain issues are driving up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries, Traffic Safety Direct is doing our part to help our customers save money on traffic safety products. While we cannot control much of what happens in the marketplace, we are always looking for ways to bring down costs and work with suppliers and vendors who offer reasonable pricing.
Spring’s arrival brings with it the familiar sounds of road repair, construction and landscaping projects. Winter weather typically takes a toll, causing damage ranging from potholes on paved roads and in parking lots to downed trees, salt-damaged grass and crumbling cement security barriers.
If your business, agency or municipality has repair, replacement or new construction work on the schedule for spring, Traffic Safety Direct has the products you need to complete your projects efficiently and economically.
Busy intersections, high-speed crossings, and stops around sharp curves can pose serious danger to drivers and pedestrians – especially at night and in rain, snow, or fog. Whether posted on highways or back roads, in suburban neighborhoods or city streets, traffic safety signs communicate warnings, directions and other essential information. And while these signs do not have to be lit to be effective, lights certainly help make drivers more aware of them and improve traffic control.
Rising gas prices and climate change have been making headlines – and accelerating people’s interest in electric vehicles (EV). The EV market, which has been expanding slowly but steadily, experienced explosive growth in 2021. Sales increased 40% year-over-year, and this trend is expected to continue in 2022 and beyond. A Bloomberg New Energy Finance study projected that by 2040, zero-emission vehicles will account for 70% of new passenger vehicles globally.
Emergency lights are an effective and reliable way to warn people of potential hazards on and off the road. Whether they are police lights, brake lights, or another type of warning light, these devices can make a huge impact on the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and workers.
With the lifting of most COVID restrictions, people are eager to get out and enjoy all that summer has to offer. The array of outdoor fairs, flea markets, parades, sporting events, and concerts, coupled with employees returning to the workplace, is resulting in more traffic – both vehicular and pedestrian – than we’ve seen in a very long time.
At a time of year when construction crews are busy improving roads and highways, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when traffic cones did not exist. These colorful safety markers are used to divide and merge lane zones, provide direction around short-duration road maintenance and utility work, and warn drivers of unseen hazards like potholes and raised manhole covers. They can also be spotted in parking lots, on athletic fields, and even indoors where extra caution is needed.
Winter weather can wreak havoc on paved surfaces like parking lots. The dramatic fluctuations in temperature between hot and cold can leave cracks and dangerous potholes in its wake. Damage caused by winter weather and snowplowing operations also can result in an increased number of downed or damaged traffic signs.
While these issues are a natural part of the weathering process, it’s important to take care of them sooner rather than later. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to tackle your parking lot maintenance to keep your facility safe, operational and looking its best.
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.