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ST Patrick's Day is a Time For Celebration and Traffic Awareness
ST Patrick's Day is a Time For Celebration and Traffic Awareness

St Patrick's Day is Friday, March 17, 2017. That will bring two factors together that causes a higher level of concern for traffic related injuries. The two factors are road construction together with a day of celebration.

A Curb Stop Can Reduce Risk During The Last Few Feet Of Your Commute
A Curb Stop Can Reduce Risk During The Last Few Feet Of Your Commute

Navigating our car the last few feet, as we arrive at our destination, can be challenging. These last few moments can all too often end disastrously.

Some say this is because we lose focus on the details of our driving as we come to the end of our drive. We may subconsciously feel we have completed our commute. But, in reality, we are still moving as we enter the garage or parking space. The loss of mental focus together with the continuation of our vehicle's movement are an unhelpful combination.

Parking lot accidents are extremely common, as are accidents close to home. Automotive Fleet Magazine discusses the impact of this issue on Fleet Managers in their post Top 10 Things to Know About Parking Lot Collisions;

Dings and dents may not seem all that scary or stressful in the context of highway collisions and incidents. But, the fact is, collisions in parking lots are among the most common accidents fleets experience and can cost a company more time and money than fleet managers may realize

The result may be just dented fenders and minor damage to a building or a home garage. But, this can cost money and cause tremendous inconvenience. All of this can be avoided with some simple measures.

A curb stop or rubber parking stop can be an ideal solution for parking lots and garages, for both commercial or personal use.

A curb stop is different from a speed bump, which we have discussed in a previous post, Controlling Speed on Private Roads. A speed bump is designed to be placed in the middle of the road.  A car then needs to reduce its speed to comfortably go over a speed bump. The result is speed control in residential or commercial areas such as streets and parking lots.

A curb stop or rubber parking stop is different in that it effectively guides drivers as they enter a parking space. A curb stop can safely provide physical feedback to the driver to let them know when to stop the car and the boundaries of the parking spot.

Whether you run an outdoor commercial lot, manage a parking garage, or are a homeowner, this is an excellent solution to reduce those accidents that occur during the last few feet of a commute.

At Traffic Safety Direct, we offer a large selection of low-cost recycled rubber curb stops. More impact resistant than concrete or plastic curb stops, our rubber parking stops are an inexpensive and durable safety solution.

Prevent damage to your garage walls or demark a parking spot in the driveway with our Home Curb Stops

For more information, contact us at 888-260-3246

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlling Speed on Private Roads
Controlling Speed on Private Roads

Many of us have been there. We lose our temper with a misbehaving motorist and yell out, "you don't own the road, you know!" Interestingly, he may actually own that road. If he is a member of a Home Owner's association (HOA) and you are within that gated community or sub-division, that road may be owned and maintained by the Home Owners' Association.

Requirements on a Small Business Regarding Public Accommodations for Disabled Persons
Requirements on a Small Business Regarding Public Accommodations for Disabled Persons

A Small Business must understand the Federal and the State requirements regarding the accommodation of persons with disabilities.

High Visibility Safety Apparel is Critical for Crossing Guards
High Visibility Safety Apparel is Critical for Crossing Guards

Crossing guards are up before the crack of dawn so they can be at their posts in time to protect our children at traffic crossings. Their service is greatly appreciated, especially when you consider that they are putting themselves at risk.

Who Are Those People Managing Traffic Safety in Charity Events
Who Are Those People Managing Traffic Safety in Charity Events

Now is a good time to take a break from winter and begin planning those spring activities. Winter is peaking and cabin fever is setting in. So, looking forward to spring and summer activities, like bike rallies, charity walks and runs, is a great release.

Reflective Materials on Aluminum Signs is a Customer Requirement
Reflective Materials on Aluminum Signs is a Customer Requirement

At Traffic Safety Direct, we understand the requirement of reflective sheeting and their ideal usage. The equipment used by traffic control must be a material that is easily seen by motorists in all weather conditions and all times of the day or night. At Traffic Safety Direct, we offer a variety of reflective materials on our aluminum signs to meet the needs of our customers.