Posts Tagged ‘traffic barricades’
Driving this past weekend I noticed that there was an immense amount of type 3 barricades. They seemed to be everywhere, in front of arrow boards, next to traffic message boards, and just along the road next to a construction project.
I noticed that a lot of times the type 3 barricades were in spots where the traffic drums usually were. I am not sure if this is a new trend or if it makes it safer?
The title may be confusing, but that was on purpose. There isn’t anything not to know about type 3 barricades, we should really know everything we can about them because they are on our streets protecting our citizens.
The amount of construction I have seen on the road lately is immense. Whether the jump is because of the American Recovery Project of 2009 or not, I am not sure. The one thing I know is I have never seen so many type 3 barricades.
What is a type 3 barricade? Type 3 barricades are traffic barricades with three boards across the front. They are commonly used to ‘barricade’ traffic so that it does not go in a certain area.
There are many variation of traffic barricades that you may see on the road. You may see construction or plastic barricades, for instance. Honestly, the only way to know all of them, is to be in the traffic safety industry.
If your type 3 barricades have issues, well you should get them resolved. Traffic barricades of that type tend to run around $100 or more, so they are a little expensive to just be looking at.
I would first contact your distributor if you are having a problem with your type 3 barricade. Then, I would talk to your supplier if the distributor doesn’t help you out.
Have concerns about a type 3 barricade you recently purchased? Well, I hope you didn’t get them online because that is a lot of money to ship them back! Just kidding, the supplier/distributor you got them from should be able to fund you for shipping them back.
It is always important to check with your traffic safety supplier to see what their particular rules are regarding returns. I mean lets face it, who wants to spend $100′s shipping something back when they don’t have to?