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Traffic Drums vs Sand Barrels

Monday, March 4, 2013 By: admin

traffic drums, traffic drum, traffic barrels, traffic barrel, channelizer, channelizers, traffic channelizer, traffic channelizersSome may confuse traffic drums and sand barrels.  Sand barrels are typically yellow with a black top, and are used as cushions for potential accidents along the freeway.  Traffic drums are smaller and are more of a ‘channelizing’ device to direct traffic but will also provide some protection during an accident.

The drums are orange and typically have orange/white reflective stripes on them.  By shopping around you will notice pricing on the sand barrels are a lot higher than the traffic drums.  This is because they are heavy duty, a lot bigger and can hold sand to make them weigh a lot more.

traffic barrels, sand barrels, traffic barrel, sand barrel, yellow barrelsThere can be confusion over what these are called, but the proper term is sand barrels, more generally they can be called traffic barrels.  Those yellow barrels you to ensure that if your car goes off course it doesn’t end up in what the barrels are in front of.  A lot of times they are in front of the concrete barrier that forms an exit off ramp.

These are not necessarily re directive, but they are still useful for protecting cars and trucks during a crash.  Chances are if they are hit hard you are going to have to buy a new one, but most are designed so that a minor hit won’t damage them.  Most barrels are able to be filled with sand, and can add up to around 1,000 pounds once filled.