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safety cones, safety cone, traffic cone, traffic cones, orange cone, orange cones, construction cone, construction conesChances are if you are a commuter (either to work or to school) you are dealing with a lot of construction right now on the roads.  This also means you probably see safety cones everywhere.  On the side of the road, in the middle of the road to direct traffic, and possibly in other places.

Safety cones may seem like the last thing you want to think about after getting home from work, but they can be very beneficial when it comes to improving our roadways.  Without these traffic safety products, our roads wouldn’t be as safe.

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Construction Season Means Traffic Barrels

Thursday, April 22, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barrels, traffic barrel, traffic drum, traffic drums, traffic channelizer, traffic channelizers, orange drum, construction drum, yellow drums, orange drums, construction drumsWith spring comes construction season, and with construction season is long lines of traffic because of road construction.  Miles upon miles of orange traffic barrels, safety cones and blinking lights.  But don’t get mad, just think about how much better the roads will be once it’s all over!

Well, that may not be true, but realize that the constant upkeep of our roads is good for our safety.  If we didn’t have a government that was constantly doing construction in order to keep us safe, well, we wouldn’t be safe.  So next time you pass that traffic barrel and come to a complete stop, try to be a little more positive!

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Instant Traffic Info

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 By: Road-Safety

I used to think that arrow boards were rather unnecessary. That was until I was coming home last weekend only to find that the exit to my house was closed for construction. Luckily, there were several arrow message boards set up prior to where I was supposed to get off.

Each arrow board had a snippet of information that told drivers where roads were closed and which alternate routes were optimal. This advanced warning allowed me to get off several exits early and take a shortcut that saved me at least twenty minutes. Although I still think that arrow boards are often overused, I now see their pragmatic qualities.

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Solar Barricade Lights Worth the Money?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

barricade lights, solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, barricade light, construction light, construction lights, solar powered barricade light, type b barricade lightA lot of people have asked the question – is it worth the money to buy solar powered versus battery powered barricade lights?  Well, the answer is that it depends.  Generally, if you plan on using your lights for many projects then solar is the way to go.

The amount of money spent after batteries can amount to the difference in cost between a solar powered barricade light and a battery powered one.  But, if you are just using the lights for one month and then may not use them again for 5 years, it may be OK to purchase the cheaper ones.

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Traffic Barricades Offer Safety

Monday, April 19, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic barricade, traffic barricades, type 1 barricade, type 1 barricades, type 2 barricade, type 2 barricades, type 3 barricade, type 3 barricades, barrier barricade, barrier barricadesWhether you are driving on the interstate highway or through a small village town, traffic barricades are usually in sight.  These barricades offer protection from a variety of things.  They are sometimes used to block off construction projects, letting you know you should not enter that area.

Other times they are for blocking entire roads.  I have even seen them used at events that require parking lots.  The type 3 barricades are most common for blocking off roads, while the type 1 barricades are common for parking lots and the type 2 barricades are used all over.