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 [...]
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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 [...]
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23 November 0 comment(s)

The Importance of Safety Equipment on the Job

In 2014, 4,821 workers were killed on the job, according to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  One out of five worker deaths were in constructions. These deaths were the results of falls, electrocution, falling object, hit by object, and getting caught or stuck in between equipment or objects. Although worker deaths in America are continuing to decrease, sometimes complacency on the job can still result in serious injuries, as well as accidents. It’s important and vital to practice as many safety methods as possible to protect oneself. At Parking & Traffic Supply, we have dedicated a portion [...]
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09 November 0 comment(s)

Traffic Facts You May Not Know

Traffic, especially when it’s during a commute, seems to be the bane of our existence. With an increasing population, there’s more than ever. With that said, it’s important for people to follow traffic signs and devices to avoid getting into accidents. There’s already plenty of stress that comes along with driving in crowded roads, you don’t need an accident to add to it. At Parking & Traffic Supply, we wanted to share with you some interesting facts we’ve gathered about this topic. Sadly, these facts can’t make traffic disappear, but it explains a lot of what you experience on a [...]
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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 [...]
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12 October 0 comment(s)

Safety in a School Zone

Each year, around 100 children are killed in the United States on their commute to-and-from-school. What’s even more shocking is 25,000 students are injured from incidents within school zones! A major factor of these accidents is people ignoring speed limit signs in school zones. But, what is a school zone? A school zone is the area with marked crosswalks along routes to schools and streets that are next to a school. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority, fifty percent of the children killed in transportation crashes are between five and seven years old. It’s important that drivers follow [...]
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08 September 0 comment(s)

Interesting Facts About Traffic Signs

Whether you’re on a back road or a highway, you know you’ll be cruising by several traffic signs a long the way. And since most Americans spend a lot of time in the car, they see and respond to endless traffic signs in their life time. Although technology has improved the way we get around (GPS systems), we still find ourselves relying on the traffic, road, and parking signs around us to show us where to go, how far we have left to go, where to turn, what the speed limit is, if there is construction up ahead, and more. [...]
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31 August 0 comment(s)

The History of Traffic Signs

Can you imagine a world without road signs? In today’s world, you can barely drive a few feet without seeing some sort of traffic or parking sign. From “yield” and “one way” signs to “right turn only” and “no bicycle” signs, our world is filled with regulatory traffic signs and parking signs that are posted to make our time on the road safer. Believe it or not the earliest road sign can be tracked back to around 27 BC, these signs were milestones for travelers. The Romanians erected stone columns throughout the Roman Empire to show distance to Rome. By [...]
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25 August 0 comment(s)

The Benefits of Using A Flexible Delineator

When people think of traffic devices, the images of a traffic cone or barricade come to mind. But what about a flexible delineator? You probably know what these look like, but may have no actually known their name. They’re thin, tubular rods that are usually orange, yellow, or white in color. They’re used to delineate traffic merging onto a highway or to manage traffic flow within a parking facility. They play a critical role in road safety, and have proven to be very effective, even in poor weather and at nighttime. In the world of traffic devices, flexible delineators are [...]
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17 August 0 comment(s)

The Importance of Traffic Signs In A Construction Site

It can be nerve-raking for both drivers and construction workers when a car (or many cars) approaches a construction zone on a road or highway. Sometimes, cars and other vehicles are mere inches away from workers or uneven payment. These construction zones are hazards and can put everyone at risk at possibly being injured. All construction zones are different with an array of equipment and precautions (traffic signs, flashing lights) to alert people, and unfortunately, not all drivers abide by the rules. Despite the fact that traffic fines are doubled for violations in work zones, people still speed or weave [...]
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