THE DANGER OF DRIVEWAY TRAFFIC

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Traffic Signals

Work zones are a complex maze of traffic control devices, equipment and changing travel paths.  It is complicated enough to safely control the traffic through a work zone when there is a temporary one-lane section of roadway, but when you add driveways and side streets into the mix, it can be even more challenging to avoid motorist confusion. It is … Read More

JTI Exhibiting At NACE Annual Meeting & Technical Conference

John ThomasNACE 2019, Traffic Safety

JTI will be exhibiting at the upcoming National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Annual Meeting and Technical Conference in Booth #111. The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency/Century II Center in Wichita Kansas on April 15-16. JTI will be displaying its line of temporary traffic signals and AFADs to provide a safer alternative to flaggers in the work … Read More

JTI Announces New SAWS Product Line

John ThomasSAWS Product Line, Traffic Safety

JTI is proud to be a national distributor of the SAWS Solar Advanced Warning System for trucks and work vehicles entering and exiting the construction area.  SAWS provides an integrated smart work zone solution that detects approaching vehicles and notifies work vehicles to stop or yield. It simultaneously warns the public of entering vehicles. Once the approaching construction vehicle is … Read More

SAVE A FLAGGER’S LIFE

John ThomasTraffic Safety

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS PROVIDE A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO FLAGGERS Flaggers face errant and distracted motorists every day and have the most dangerous job in the work zone. Every year, flaggers face errant and distracted drivers – and several are injured or killed. There is a cost-effective alternative that can save lives. Temporary traffic signals provide countless advantages over flaggers: SAFETY … Read More

WHEN CLEAR ZONES AREN’T CLEAR

John ThomasTraffic Safety, Uncategorized

The greatest challenge when using GATING work zone crash cushions is ensuring the clear zone is CLEAR. Clear zones might unknowingly become filled with equipment, construction materials, work vehicles and other hazards as the project progresses and lanes are reconfigured. What Is A Clear Zone? According to the Roadside Design Guide of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation … Read More

WINTER CRASH CUSHION MAINTENANCE

John ThomasCrash Cushions, Traffic Safety

When winter weather sets in, so does the risk of increased roadway accidents due slippery roads. At the same time, ice and snow can affect the impact attenuating performance of many crash cushions. Snow and ice can prevent systems with fender panels from telescoping or systems with sled mechanisms from operating properly. In winter, it is important to inspect your … Read More

SPRING STORMS INCREASE CHANCE OF SIGNAL KNOCKDOWNS

John ThomasTraffic Safety

Be Ready with the PortaPole™ Rapid Response Signal System The PortaPole Rapid Response Signal System is the solution for quick response to traffic signal knockdowns. It is designed for rapid deployment and has a compact footprint for municipal applications. Tow the PortaPole to the intersection and restore traffic control in minutes – one person can raise the signal mast/arm with the flip … Read More

PROTECT THE LEADING-EDGE OF WORK ZONES

John ThomasTraffic Safety

Despite best efforts to warn motorists about an upcoming work zone, motorists have the highest probability of an accident at the very beginning of the work zone – called the Leading Edge. That’s the point where lane configurations change. Add inclement weather, darkness and distracted drivers into the mix and it can dramatically escalate the chance of an impact. Selecting … Read More