Spring’s arrival brings with it the familiar sounds of road repair, construction and landscaping projects. Winter weather typically takes a toll, causing damage ranging from potholes on paved roads and in parking lots to downed trees, salt-damaged grass and crumbling cement security barriers.
If your business, agency or municipality has repair, replacement or new construction work on the schedule for spring, Traffic Safety Direct has the products you need to complete your projects efficiently and economically.
Busy intersections, high-speed crossings, and stops around sharp curves can pose serious danger to drivers and pedestrians – especially at night and in rain, snow, or fog. Whether posted on highways or back roads, in suburban neighborhoods or city streets, traffic safety signs communicate warnings, directions and other essential information. And while these signs do not have to be lit to be effective, lights certainly help make drivers more aware of them and improve traffic control.
Rising gas prices and climate change have been making headlines – and accelerating people’s interest in electric vehicles (EV). The EV market, which has been expanding slowly but steadily, experienced explosive growth in 2021. Sales increased 40% year-over-year, and this trend is expected to continue in 2022 and beyond. A Bloomberg New Energy Finance study projected that by 2040, zero-emission vehicles will account for 70% of new passenger vehicles globally.
Emergency lights are an effective and reliable way to warn people of potential hazards on and off the road. Whether they are police lights, brake lights, or another type of warning light, these devices can make a huge impact on the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and workers.
At Traffic Safety Direct, we work with customers to create custom vinyl decals that showcase everything from special sales to special events. We are often asked what is the best way to apply these decals so they go on straight without wrinkles or bubbles, and stay on until you are ready to remove them.
Improving the country’s infrastructure has been making headlines this year, with a focus on the need for federal funding to support projects of national, state and local importance. The U.S. Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in early August, allocating billions of dollars for everything from ports and public transit to road safety and water systems. Although the legislation faces an uncertain future in the House, it’s likely that a version will pass by the end of this year.
With the lifting of most COVID restrictions, people are eager to get out and enjoy all that summer has to offer. The array of outdoor fairs, flea markets, parades, sporting events, and concerts, coupled with employees returning to the workplace, is resulting in more traffic – both vehicular and pedestrian – than we’ve seen in a very long time.
At a time of year when construction crews are busy improving roads and highways, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when traffic cones did not exist. These colorful safety markers are used to divide and merge lane zones, provide direction around short-duration road maintenance and utility work, and warn drivers of unseen hazards like potholes and raised manhole covers. They can also be spotted in parking lots, on athletic fields, and even indoors where extra caution is needed.
Memorial Day is the “unofficial” start of summer – and the kickoff of the busy season when it comes to construction work. This time of year, construction productivity increases in cities and towns across the country, with crews taking advantage of warmer weather and more hours of daylight.
With the arrival of spring and the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations, more and more people are feeling the urge to spend time with family, friends and colleagues. Last year, outdoor dining offered the opportunity for folks to get out of the house and enjoy a meal. With indoor dining capacity limits still in place due to the ongoing pandemic, restaurants are once again offering outdoor options. In many cases they have upped their game, expanding their spaces to accommodate increased capacity and constructing permanent or semi-permanent structures – complete with elegant décor, lighting and plenty of heaters or fire pits.