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The Unwritten Rules of the Road

Posted by The Universal Group on Jan 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We all take driver’s tests to demonstrate our understanding of the written rules of the road, but what about the unwritten ones? The written rules are important for keeping us safe, while the unwritten rules are important for smoother commutes. Think of them as a way of communicating with road users beyond your horn and blinker.

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What is a Traffic Management Plan?

Posted by The Universal Group on Feb 13, 2018 4:04:25 PM

In constructing roadways, safety is paramount. It is crucial that your workers are safe along with the citizens that may surround your work. In British Columbia, creating a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is essential.

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Topics: flagging, traffic management

How Much Authority Does a Traffic Control Person Have?

Posted by The Universal Group on Feb 1, 2018 12:30:00 PM

In every construction site on the road, you will see people with traffic signs and safety vests controlling the directions of pedestrians and automobiles. They are known as Traffic Control Person (TCPs), or flaggers. Even though you’ve come across them frequently, you might not be familiar with what their responsibilities are and how much authority they have on the road. They are critical resources for keeping our roads and pedestrians safe, so it’s good to know what their job entails. Here is a little guide.

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How to Find the Right Flagging Company

Posted by The Universal Group on Jan 12, 2018 1:10:40 PM

Overseeing the planning, design, management and construction of a project is no easy feat. If a construction project is taking place on or close to the streets, the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, drivers, and people with disabilities must be considered. The government requires all projects that will interfere with road usage and safety to employ flagging and traffic control services throughout the work sites. It is crucial to employ the right flagging and traffic control company to meet traffic management guidelines, project goals and the safety of the road users.

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