With continuously increasing cars on the road and kilometres driven, traffic equipment trends focus on keeping road users and workers safe, especially as traffic peak hours force more roadside work into the evenings and nights. Demand for high-visibility traffic vests, cones, and barricade tapes continues to grow—the market for global traffic safety products is expected to reach almost a billion USD by 2023—but like in many other industries, technology has provided space for exciting safety innovations. Here are a few of the latest and greatest trends in traffic equipment:
When the Ministry of Transportation publishes a new 2020 Traffic Management Manual with a whole new set of minutia to figure out, wouldn’t it be nice to know you’ve hired the most capable and prepared team around? Attention to detail and ongoing training that facilitates early adoption of changing regulations are some of the many reasons to hire the Universal Group to design your next traffic management plan (TMP). Here are a few more:
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The Universal Group partnered with the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau on their 41st Annual Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run!
Ever heard of Nagar Kirtan? This Punjabi term loosely translates into singing holy hymns in the neighbourhood. The concept is to bring the message of God to the community’s doorstep and events of this nature are especially popular during the month of Vaisakhi (Sikh New Year).
In a nutshell, a Traffic Control Field Supervisor ensures that Traffic Control Persons and Lane Control Technicians stay safe and follow all regulations because the risks of working in the elements amidst moving traffic can never be overlooked.
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When you hire Universal Traffic Supply for your traffic equipment needs, you get much more than traffic equipment. As a Universal Group company, Universal Traffic Supply comes with over 10 years of experience in the traffic control industry. If that’s not enough, here are 4 reasons to partner with Universal Traffic Supply for your next traffic control project:
Topics: traffic management
Since its inception in the 1940s, the traffic cone quickly gained fame around the world (not an easy feat in the ages before the internet and social media). Known as a pylon, witches’ hat, road cone, safety cone, or channelling device, everybody became familiar with the orange cone and the message of caution it carries. From towns to cities in Asia and Europe to the Americas, the cone became a common sight on the road. In fact, on a list of America’s most iconic inventions, the ever-popular traffic cone is never far from the top. But who invented it, anyway?
If construction or special events are going to cause interruptions to mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, or vehicles, or interruptions to the community including surrounding businesses and residents, cities require a Traffic Management Plan (TMP). The objective is to assure safe passage for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles around the project site with minimal interruptions to the community.