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The Importance of Increased Crosswalk Safety

The Traffic Safety Store is the leading supplier of traffic safety equipment, and we know the importance of safety whether in the work zone or on our city streets. This is why we distribute the most reliable and durable crosswalk safety equipment on the market.

Road accidents can happen anywhere. Even the most cautious pedestrian is at risk whenever they are crossing the street. This could lead to serious injuries or even death. More often than not, roadway accidents involving pedestrians are caused by reckless drivers who don't follow speed limits. Here are some of the crosswalk barricades that we offer:While obeying the speed limit and paying attention while driving is important, having marked areas, where pedestrians cross, is also vital. This is because as speeds increase, the risk of injury increases too.

31 mph is more than twice as high as the risk at 25 mph, which is more than five times greater than the risk at 19 mph. This can easily be avoided if there are only highly visible pedestrian safety signs at crosswalks, especially in heavy pedestrian traffic areas, as well as school zones.

To ensure public safety, this has been a requirement in all cities in the U.S., and we are pleased to provide professional grade crosswalk safety barricades for use in pedestrian and work zone environments. If you want to increase awareness of your crosswalks in dangerous areas then our crosswalk barricades are the perfect solution because:
  • Mounting hole for flashing barricade light
  • Made from 100% recycled PE rubber
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Base and panel are easy to separate
  • Portable
  • Molded “hands-holds” on the base
  • Panel automatically separates during vehicular impact
  • Weights 29 lb.
  • Made from 100% recycled rubber
  • Easy to transport and store

Awareness For Roadway Safety

The key to road safety is increased visibility for drivers to identify areas where pedestrians and other hazards might be present. The best way to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians is with highly visible crosswalk safety signs.

Some of the best practices that should be followed when using safety signs in crosswalks include:
  • The public should be informed if there are any visual obstructions along the crosswalks, such as news racks, poles, trees/foliage. If possible, the crosswalks should be clear from any of these.
  • Sign lines and curb extensions should be added on street passageways.
  • Make it a point that traffic safety is practiced.
The Traffic Safety Store offers a broad range of pedestrian crosswalk signs, as well as the necessary safety equipment that would improve safety at crosswalks. Rest assured that our in-street pedestrian signs are perfect for lower speed road where the speed limit should not be greater than 30 mph.

Aside from that, we also offer additional equipment needed to install lights as well as other safety accessories to pedestrian signs. This improves the awareness and visibility at any given time and in any weather conditions.

Public Safety With Durable Crosswalk Barricades

How can you ensure the safety of pedestrians? During traffic hours, or when there's an occurrence of traffic, it's important to ensure the safety of everyone. That means that initial driving awareness should be followed, and as much as possible, there should also be crosswalk markings.

Aside from that, visibility, time of day, and immediate speed should be taken into consideration as well- this includes the driver speed, number of lanes, and if there's enough lighting in crosswalks. These factors play a vital part in pedestrian and driver safety.

By paying attention to these ways to improve alerting of pedestrians in the area, driver and pedestrian safety will be enhanced and the likelihood of an accident will be reduced. One of the greatest way to ensure that would be the use of crosswalk barricades because they are known to lessen the occurrence of injury, collision, and damage caused by vehicular accidents.

In-Street signs are getting more popular in different locations, but there are different state laws one must adhere upon depending where he/she lives. These are plastic signs placed in the roadway to deliver various messages, such as “Stop for Pedestrians,” or “Yield for Pedestrians” in the Crosswalk.

Setting The Right Crosswalk Barricade

Un-signalized crosswalks can be dangerous, and that's why the use of Traffic Safety Store’s Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs are highly recommended for an added safety measure.

There are even studies to support the fact that signs on the streets are more efficient when it comes to motivating drivers to follow speed limits and yield pedestrians. The good thing is that these signs are easy to install and can be mounted using a fixed or portable base.
  • Although they can be permanently installed in the roadway, they can also be temporarily mounted on a portable base; which is very practical if it's going to be used in school zones.
  • Ideally, in-signs should be placed on medians instead of on the road to increase safety.
  • During school commuting times, they're of great use at school crossings.
  • Although in-street signs can be used on multi-lane high-speed streets, they are better on un-signalized two-lane low-speed streets.
  • These signs should be installed a few meters away from the crosswalk, and not on the crosswalks itself. By doing so, motorists would be informed before they reach the crosswalk.
  • These signs should be placed on medians instead of placing them on the road because it can prevent accidents from happening beforehand.
If in-street signs would be used in school zones, professional supervision is advised. It should constantly be monitored by either the school guard or a school official to ensure that the students would always be safe.

The Leading Supplier Of Crosswalk Barriers

With so many industrial and commercial applications for crosswalk barriers, it can be difficult to understand the type of crosswalk barriers you need for your project. The Traffic Safety Store has years of experience helping customers just like you choose the perfect Grabber Cone for any project or application.

Give our trusted experts a call when you are ready to find the traffic safety supplies you need. Our team will work with you to find the best solutions to your problem, and our commitment to speedy delivery will have your traffic safety products delivered to you in no time. Contact us today to learn more!

Our Available Crosswalk Sign Barricades

Step-n-Lock Crosswalk Barricades with 28 lb Recycled Rubber Base

  • Panels consist of blow molded, impact resistant polyethylene
  • The panel separates from the base if hit by a vehicle
  • Available in 2 Legends: STOP For Pedestrians or YIELD To Pedestrians
  • To assemble, simply 'Step-n-Lock' the vertical panel into the base (no heavy rings or bases)
  • The panel face is recessed to minimize damage or scratches to the lime reflective sheeting (replacement panels are available)
  • For transportation and storage, both the panels and bases can be easily separated and stacked
  • The 28 lb. bases are made from 100% recycled rubber

Reboundable Crosswalk Barricades with 35 lb Recycled Rubber Base

  • Panels consist of a flexible, weather resistant, polycarbonate plastic
  • The panel quickly rebounds upon impact thanks to the 9" Reaction Rod in base
  • Available in 2 Legends: STOP For Pedestrians or YIELD To Pedestrians
  • To assemble, simply use a hammer to tap the 9" Reaction Rod into the recycled rubber base and lock the panel into the base over the reaction rod using the 4" Base Pins
  • For transportation and storage, both the panels and bases can be easily separated and stacked
  • The 35 lb. bases are made from 100% recycled rubber

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