February 2020 Archives

Emergency Backups for Traffic Signals

02 29 2020
Other
April Spears

Since the first traffic signal was introduced in 1868, drivers and pedestrians have been relying on signals to effectively manage traffic flow. With millions of cars on the road, traffic signals have become an essential part of traffic management. But what happens during a mechanical problem or power failure? Non-functioning traffic lights can result in myriad of problems, such as vehicle and pedestrian accidents, traffic gridlock, and blocked roadways that can impede emergency vehicles. Many…

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How Smart Technology Can Make Traffic Interactions Safer

02 28 2020
Other
April Spears

Smart technology is all around us. Every day, more smart products are making their way into homes and businesses. Smartphones with voice-activated commands and assistants powered by artificial intelligence are now the norm. Many homes are adding doorbell systems that include cameras and the ability to see who’s at the door via your smartphone. There are self-driving cars and thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature and hundreds of other products that seek to make our lives easier by…

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Traffic Warning Signals Play a Critical Safety Role

07 18 2016
Other
April Spears

Traffic warning signals play an important role when it comes to the safety of both pedestrians and motorists. The nation’s highways and roads have areas that are more prone to accidents due to blind or sharp curves, slippery when wet pavement as a few examples. When a street or highway is identified has having higher incident rates, a traffic warning systems can be installed to mitigate the possible accidents making it safer for motorist and/or pedestrians. At Electrotechnics Corporation (ELTEC),…

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The HAWK Crosswalk – Innovative Pedestrian Safety

02 02 2017
Pedestrian/RRFB/HAWK Crossings
April Spears

With many drivers rushing down roads, eager to get to their appointments and destinations on time, the importance of ensuring a safe relationship between drivers and pedestrians is of highest priority. Alarmingly, pedestrians made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2015. Sadly, those statistics remain on par with previous years’ statistics. Traffic warning signals are used to let motorists know that they need to watch for pedestrians; walkers, bicyclists, and school children crossing the street.…

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CDOT Sharp Curves Warning (IMSA Mar-April ’11)

05 29 2014
Specialty Systems
presencebuilders

CDOT’s “TIGHT CURVES” System Reduces Accidents Download Article Here States with mountainous terrain frequently have ‘dead man curves’. US Hwy 50 in Colorado has two such curves paral-leling the Arkansas River. In the past, the canyon corridor between mile markers 230-231 averaged three truck rollovers annually. Spillage from the truck’s fuel combined with hazardous cargo took weeks or months to clean up. Cars consistently damaged the guardrail and replacement was frequent. In one area…

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Solar Panel Rack Styles

02 10 2020
Other
April Spears

Below are photos of different designs of solar panel mounting racks. Most of the time the style used is customer preference or project specifications. Aesthetics, performance, wind rating requirements, or local conditions (tree height, building shading, etc) dictates a particular rack style. When quoting a project, please let us know if you have a specific type you’d prefer. Specification sheets are available upon request.   TOP-OF-POLE: two styles This mounting rack is like a roof…

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