21 December 0 comment(s)
The Importance of Road Safety
In today’s world, road safety is more important than ever. With an increasing population in the United States, the roads have only grown more crowded. Heavier traffic leads to a higher percentage and likelihood of accidents occurring. Around the world, more than 1.3 million people die every year in a car crash while another 50 million people are injured or disabled from crashes. In fact, car crashes are the 9th leading cause of death in the world. How can we reduce these numbers? Well, road safety falls in the hands of both state and federal leaders, as well as the [...]Read More
07 December 0 comment(s)
Facts About the U.S. Interstate System
The U.S. Interstate runs across 46,876 miles across the 50 states – that’s a lot of prime real estate for road signs. On roads with so many vehicles going at faster speeds, it’s more important than ever to abide by road signs to ensure safety of drivers. These signs tell drivers how fast to drive, where to turn, if lane merging or construction up ahead, and more. At Parking and Traffic Supply, we offer all things traffic safety. For this article, we just wanted to share some fun and friendly facts about the U.S. Interstate System that you may not [...]Read More
26 October 0 comment(s)
Why Do Speed Limits Vary State to State?
Have you driven through multiple states and noticed that the speed limits change? In some states, they are higher, while in others, the limit is reduced. Why is that? Well, the answer isn’t perfectly clear, because there can be several contributing factors to what a certain roadway was assigned a specific number. One reason is that road classification matters in determining speed limit. Road classifications can vary state to state, but overall, there are three main types of roadways: Arterial, Collector, and Local. Arterial roadways have the highest speeds and have few access points; this would be an expressway/interstate/highway with [...]Read More
28 September 0 comment(s)
Is It Illegal to Own Traffic Signs?
I bet you knew someone who had a few stolen traffic signs in their bedroom when you were growing up. Or maybe, it was you that had a collection going! Or maybe, you remember (and still read) news articles about streets missing a sign here or there from some mischievous teens. With all the news of stolen street signs, many people think it’s actually illegal to own one. This is actually false. You CAN own a street sign It’s legal to own a street sign, but a person must obtain them legally like at Parkingandftrafficsupply.com. Manufacturers have basically an unlimited stock [...]Read More
05 November 0 comment(s)
Ticketed for parking in a no parking zone?
If you are the owner of an establishment or property that has no parking zones, reserved parking spots or handicapped parking spaces you know that not everyone abides by the rules, marked or not. Areas designated are done so for a reason. Handicapped parking spots are closer to the entrances as customers with disabilities may have a difficult time walking. No parking zones often are loading and unloading areas needed to make the business operational, and reserved spots are there for owners and others that need to be there for daily operations. Sooner or later proprietors end up using a [...]Read More
23 October 0 comment(s)
Staying Safe During a Breakdown
If you have ever had your car breakdown on the side of a road you know it is a frustrating situation. If it happens on a major road or busy highway the situation becomes even worse. Frustrating can merge into downright dangerous. Your car or truck may be impeding the flow of traffic and be in danger of being hit, even if pulled off to the edge of the road, if dark outside visibility is limited and flashing hazard lights often cannot be seen until you are right up on the vehicle. If you get a flat tire, often times [...]Read More