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.
Busy Roads Mean Greater Danger
From people taking road trips to those riding motorcycles and bicycles, local roads and highways become far more congested during the summer. Add to this the fact that there are more teens drivers on the road, tire blowouts and vehicle equipment failures are more likely due to hot weather, and there are more active construction zones that can create detours and other challenging driving conditions. The combination leads to an increased risk of auto collisions between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
There is also an abundance of outdoor events in the summer, from carnivals and concerts to parades and fireworks displays. Many of these activities draw large crowds as well as families with small children. For small towns and big cities alike, managing the flow of traffic and pedestrians and ensuring the safety of motorists and pedestrians is a warm weather priority.
Stock Up Now on Traffic Safety Products
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. Traffic Safety Direct offers a wide selection of products to meet all of your traffic safety needs, and our competitive pricing makes summertime the ideal time to purchase or stock up on the items you use most. Here are just a few:
Traffic Barrels and Rubber Rings: During road construction or repairs, traffic barrels improve safety for drivers and pedestrians because of their visibility and durability. We offer competitive pricing for both Engineer Grade traffic barrels with 4-4" engineer grade stripes and Hi-Intensity Grade traffic barrels with 4-6" hi-Intensity grade stripes. We also carry a Rubber Ring base that fits both product types.
Water Fillable Barricades: These plastic barriers are ideal for use in temporary work zones as well as sporting events, airports and parking garages. Made of high-density polyethylene, our water fillable barriers can be filled with sand or water to increase weight. White and orange are always in stock and special colors are available. Call for local shipping information.
Barricade Lights: Barricade lights are critical for alerting motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to dangerous conditions as they travel in the dark, rain or fog. Our solar powered barricade lights are the most durable and efficient on the market and will hold a charge for up to 2 weeks with no sunlight. The value priced D-cell powered economy barrier light has a battery life of up to 4 months and features an LED optic lens that produces more light output.
Custom Signs: In addition to a full selection of stock signs, we specialize in 12x18 custom signs for every purpose, from traffic and parking to seasonal holidays. At an average price of $25, our high quality aluminum signs are also highly affordable. Give us a call or e-mail SignShop@TrafficSafetyDirect.com for more information.
30” Stop Signs: The industry standard, our 30” stop sign is fade and UV resistant and meets MUTCD specifications. Engineer and Hi-Intensity grade signs are in stock and quantity discounts are available. Check out our video on how to purchase the stop sign that’s right for you.
U-Channel Sign Posts: U-channel posts are one of the most durable and economical choices for mounting various types of signs. We stocked up before the start of steel tariffs and pricing hikes, so we have an ample supply of galvanized steel and green posts in sizes ranging from 3 to 12 feet. All are pre-drilled to match standard sign sizes and can be installed using conventional tools.
Contact Traffic Safety Direct for expert advice and great prices on all of your traffic safety needs.