Entries by TrafficAdm1n73

Crowd Control Barriers

The need for crowd control barriers for safety purposes is common in everything from sports events, concerts, community events and even Black Friday sales.  We supply a large selection of crowd control equipment for many different types of events and we can help you choose the best product to fit your needs. Recently our Navicade Traffic Channelizers were use in the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament to help pedestrian traffic flow.  We created a custom run of Navicades just for their event which worked quite well. Other favorite crowd control devices on our site are the A Frame Barricades and the Crowdstopper steel fences, which are popular for big entertainment events.  The A Frames are also used a lot for school […]

Simpo Signs – Plasticade Simpo Square Sandwich Sign

The Plasticade Simpo Square 24 Sign Stand is one of our best sign products because of its durability and flexibility of use.  Because they are all plastic, they will not rust and the need for maintenance is eliminated. Just wipe them down from time to time and you are set to go.  The simpo signs include a patented quick change feature which allows the sign to literally be changed in seconds.  The sign itself is held in place with stay tabs so that it is held securely and will not shift.  On top of the simpo sign there are grabber hinges with allow a rider panel to be used.  When opened all the way, it will keep the sign from […]

Liquid Stabilizer

This is a product I found to be very interesting. The video as it shows its ability to stabilize liquids in action.  It fascinates me to see the technology that people come up with.  The baffles are designed to stabilize the movement of liquid cargo  during transport.  They are fast and easy to use with a self-locking assembly that requires no tools to put together.  They can just be added through the manways (16″ or bigger) allowing you to haul large loads of liquid much safer.  See the video below for a demonstration and the graph will show you how many baffles are needed for the size of liquid load. View Liquid Surge Stabilizers >> Amount Needed for Load Size […]

Barricade Safety – Striping and Sheeting

Have you noticed that traffic barricades have stripes that either slope down to the left or to the right? This is to meet the requirements stated in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices which specifies that traffic barricades must have alternating orange and white striping which slopes down in the direction that traffic is expected to pass on. So a ‘Right Barricade’ would be placed on the right and the striped would be sloped upward at a 45 degree angle. A ‘Left Barricade’ would be placed on the left and the stripes would be sloped downward at a 45 degree angle. Plasticade has a variety of barriacdes with sheeting  which allows easy switching out of the stripes so that […]

Gemstone Vertical Panels

Plasticade has a great video describing their Gemstone Vertical Panel which we wanted to share.  These panels are among the best designed in the industry with faceted sidewalls which allow the panel to snap back into place if it’s run over.  They also have a recessed sheeting panel to protect the sheeting and help it last longer.  Additional reinforcement in the base adds extra support to resist splitting and tearing. In addition to their use for channeling traffic, these vertical panels are very useful in parking lot applications. They come in orange and white colors to fit state requirements and the bases are made out of recycled rubber to help make it more environmentally friendly.  It’s a great, durable product […]

Parking Cones

Parking cones, also referred to as traffic cones or road cones come in several sizes and have many uses.  They range from 4  inches to 42 inches in height. The most commonly used parking cone sizes are the 28″ traffic cone and the 12″ traffic cone.  Traffic cones are very durable so they can withstand impact with cars and weather. Parking cones can be used in construction zones for diverting traffic, for dividing lanes or used as parking devices. For use in construction zones and other traffic control, the 28″ traffic cone is generally the best choice because of their greater height and visibility. For city streets, the minimum acceptable height for traffic cones is 18 inches. 12″ traffic cones […]

Rubber Speed Bumps, Rubber Car Stops

Rubber speed bumps and car stops have solved many of the problems associated with the asphalt and concrete versions of these products.  Rubber speed bumps and car stops are extremely durable and resistant to breaking and chipping. They are lightweight and can be installed by one person on any road surface.  This results in a dramatic decrease in installation costs. Unlike their concrete and asphalt counterparts, rubber car stops and bumps will not cause damage to vehicles and their color wil not fade so their visibility will always be good. This is especially important at night when visibility is more limited.  Additionally, rubber speed bumps and stops can be moved easily.  Concrete speed bumps are permanent and difficult to remove. […]

Traffic Control Devices

Using Appropriate Traffic Control Devices for Traffic Control Traffic control devices are signs, signals or other marking devices which are used to regulate and guide traffic. They warn both cars and pedestrians of possible dangers on the street or highway. These devices are paramount for promoting highway safety and the efficient flow of traffic through construction or other dense traffic zones. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is recognized as one of the most widely used standards for traffic control. If you are unsure whether your traffic control equipment is appropriate for the job, this document will help you with many of your questions.  The latest edition was just updated in May of 2012 and is available online […]

Safety Wear

The spring and summer seasons are also road construction seasons and keeping workers safe is high priority.  Many people have questions about which safety wear is needed for what jobs and what requirements the safety wear needs to meet.   ANSI/ISEA  is a voluntary industry standard which  specifies the requirements expected for high-visibility safety wear for construction workers, utility workers, landscaping, and fire fighters. There are many different types of safety wear including safety headware, safety vests, safety pants, jackets and shirts.  Depending on the type of work being performed, persons in construction or otherwise high traffic areas should be aware of the the three levels of high visibility apparel standards. Class 1 Safety Wear: Appropriate where there is plenty of […]

Flood Control

This is a follow-up to our blog article last week. We are spending a little extra time on the topic of flood control right now because this is the season that we find most people are affected by heavy rains, water rising and flood damage.  Many of you ask about the best way to fill sand bags, so we wanted to provide some additional tips. For those using propylene or burlap sand bags, Tim Bertschi, of U.S. Army corps of Engineers’, has put together a very helpful video. You might want to watch the video BEFORE you find yourself in a flood control situation: Thank  to Tim for his very helpful video. One of our other favorite flood control products […]