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How Automation Is Changing Traffic Safety

08 04 2021
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April Spears

Twenty years ago, few would’ve thought that almost everyone would be carrying a device in their pocket that connects them to a world of information. With smartphone technology, we can connect with people across the globe, look up reviews for that diner we’d like to try, and check out our hometown high school football game’s score across the country in real time. We can even watch streaming video of the game as it happens.  This technology has become so commonplace that we take it for granted.  But…

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When Can You Disobey a Traffic Control Device?

03 09 2021
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April Spears

Just like other traffic laws, traffic control devices are in place to protect you, other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists while on the road. Through all kinds of weather and sometimes unpredictable situations, these devices serve to reduce accidents and keep traffic moving effectively to prevent time consuming traffic jams and road congestion.    What Are Traffic Control Devices? Traffic control devices are markers, signs, and signals that serve to inform and guide motor vehicles, pedestrians,…

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What Should You Do If a Traffic Light Is Malfunctioning

03 09 2021
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April Spears

While driving to your destination, you come upon a traffic light that’s malfunctioning. Despite being a relatively common occurrence, this can cause feelings of anxiety for many drivers. Malfunctioning signals are always a reason to use extra caution, but they’re easier to manage when you know the right way to approach and handle them.    Why Traffic Lights Malfunction There are several possible causes for most traffic signal malfunctions. These include: Power outage Accidents that…

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How ELTEC’s Roadway Flood Warning Systems Work

10 29 2020
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April Spears

Keeping our streets safe and up to code is our priority! At ELTEC, we want our customers to be able to easily understand how each signal and/or sign that we manufacture works. Meeting the needs of the transportation industry, increasing public safety, and reducing the rate of accidents on roads and motorways is the reason each product has been developed. Let's Talk About Our Flood Warning Systems And How They Work Wet and flooded driving conditions can be deadly. Our flood warning systems utilize…

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Significance of Traffic Technology on Rural Highways

09 24 2020
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April Spears

Even more so than in urban areas, where there may be many routes to get to the same place, rural areas often depend on a single route between destinations. Highway transportation in rural areas is critical for a variety of reasons, including access to employment, healthcare, education, emergency services, and transportation of goods and services to rural communities. Since the majority of smaller communities also lack access to mass transit options, safe and reliable rural highways are essential…

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Traffic Signals for Imparied Individuals

07 31 2020
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April Spears

We’re all familiar with traffic signals and the various road safety technology that goes into keeping us safe. Whether we’re driving, walking, or biking our way through a city, we’re bound to run across more than a few crosswalks, stoplights, and other signage that helps direct and maintain traffic safety. But how does that experience look for people with a variety of different impairments? From those who use a wheelchair, to the blind or deaf, the experience of moving across a city is both very…

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Cloud Based Traffic Technology

07 29 2020
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April Spears

Cloud technology is a pretty common feature for a number of industries. Access to information sharing, communication between disparate offices, networks, and other users, and off-site data collection or storage make it an ideal option for our modern world. It’s great because it gives us the opportunity to be further apart without losing out on the same vital connections that help us run a business or communicate. So how does cloud technology help with traffic and road safety?  With a greater…

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The History and Evolution of Traffic Lights

06 29 2020
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April Spears

  The traffic lights around today are top of the line. Some of them, like ours, are even solar powered to combine optimal functionality with efficiency.  Traffic lights are often overlooked, despite the fact that they play an integral role in road safety. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to navigate the roads without the risk of accidents, especially not with the kind of traffic that we have to deal with today.  Given that nearly 40% of all crashes are estimated to occur at intersections,…

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The Perks of Solar Powered Roadside Lighting

06 29 2020
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April Spears

Solar technology is expanding its reach far and wide, and with good reason. Finding sustainable solutions for powering our technology will be imperative as society moves forward, and luckily we’re already off to a great start. Plenty of homeowners utilize solar technology to keep their devices powered, and are able to simultaneously save quite a bit of money on their energy bills.  Today, there are even solar powered vehicles on the road, which are working to drastically cut back on our dependence…

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Rentals: Bikes, Scooters, and New People Sharing the Road

05 18 2020
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April Spears

Back in 2018, there was something of an electric scooter craze hitting cities across the U.S. Following companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as bike-sharing installations, several small start-ups poured a ton of money into an attempt at getting electric scooters and rental bikes to be a viable alternative to other transportation. You mostly saw this in major cities, places like San Francisco, New York, and Seattle, where there’s a huge combination of foot traffic and vehicular traffic. Of course…

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