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Wrong-way driving

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Safety News October 29, 2018
Innovative traffic safety research from Florida State University (FSU), incorporating a fascinating mix of engineering and psychology, is being deployed on highways to save lives by targeting a deadly problem: wrong-way driving crashes.   Nationwide, wrong-way crashes kill about 350 people a year...
traffic safety reflectors
Traffic Safety News September 05, 2018
As part of the Toward Zero Deaths plan for the northern part of the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin placing hundreds of roadside reflectors this week along 76 miles of the iconic M-22 route.   The $300,000 project includes more than 1,300 reflectors—called road...
traffic safety older drivers
Safety News March 14, 2018
A report released by nonprofit transportation research group TRIP finds fatalities in traffic crashes involving drivers 65 years old or older increased 22% from 2012 to 2016.   The number of seniors killed in those crashes increased by 16% nationwide. The TRIP report identified Florida as having...
Copenhagen bikeways

Copenhagen has hundreds of miles of separated bikeways built next to their sidewalks.

Safety Article March 12, 2018
U.S. travelers to many European cities often note the very large number of bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Indeed, bicycles are used for nearly half of urban trips in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Another notable feature of these cities is their extensive network of infrastructure...
solar-powered pavement markers

Image: Idaho Transportation Department

Safety News March 02, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is piloting new wireless technology aimed at shedding some light on the state’s darkest highways with the first 100 of an eventual 700 solar-powered pavement markers.   Last month, state employees installed the patented markers in Pocatello, which measure 4...
Traffic MarkingStriping Products May 22, 2017
SealMaster Velocity traffic paint is a fast-drying acrylic water-base paint formulated with advanced E-Z spray technology. It is designed for striping exterior and interior asphalt and concrete surfaces. Its fast-drying formula meets fed spec TTP-1952d and TTP-1952e color specifications.
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Safety Products May 17, 2017
The T-Tab from TrafCo is a temporary flexible traffic marker with a roof-like feature that eliminates the need for the clear plastic cover that typically protects the reflective sheeting from oil and rock used during the seal coat process. With no clear cover to remove, the T-Tab reduces walking...
Safety Article June 09, 2015
Mobile work zones are used for many road-maintenance operations such as roadway striping, sweeping and minor pothole repair.   The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) includes some guidance for the layout of mobile work zones. A typical layout involves the use of shadow vehicles,...
Safety Article July 15, 2010
Storing a heavy order of traffic paint under a mattress sounds downright silly, if not impossible. Sleeping next to it certainly is not out of the question, and it probably was just the measure one highway contractor in Richmond County, Ga., considered. The builder was looking for a secure spot for...
Traffic MarkingStriping Article July 15, 2010
Contractor's Choice Awards Gold Medal Winner - Pavement Marking Removal Stripe Hog SH8000 The city of El Paso, Texas, had a very costly problem. Because of the extreme summer heat, and its effect on asphalt pavements, their traffic markings were being “blacked out” by the heated rubber tires of the...
Safety Article March 16, 2004
One of the most important means of providing safe guidance to motorists on our nation’s highways is through traffic markings. All department of transportation (DOT) agencies in the U.S. and Canada use longitudinal pavement markings for center lines, lane lines and edge lines to communicate...
Safety Article February 17, 2004
By now the tools exist to effectively quantify the influence of weather, wear and chemicals on road surface quality and to model how often those surfaces need maintenance or replacement. Less familiar to highway engineers are the tools used to measure and model the lifetime of the retroreflective...
Plural-component, liquid-applied, cold-curing road markings based on Degaroute methacrylate resins are suitable for both asphalt and concrete substrates. Applied with simple tools or walk-behind stripers, these materials cure rapidly in a wide temperature range to form tough, durable markings that can easily be redressed, further extending service life.
Safety Products
Plural-component, liquid-applied, cold-curing road markings based on Degaroute methacrylate resins are suitable for both asphalt and concrete substrates. Applied with simple tools or walk-behind stripers, these materials cure rapidly in a wide temperature range to form tough, durable markings that...
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