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Posted by in Traffic Knowledge, News on March 25, 2015 .

The TC-400 Radar Sign

You’ve seen them on the busy road ways, around construction sites and school zones. The reason why you’ve seen more lately? That’s simple - They work.

Radar signs are proven to reduce speeding.

They work by gathering the speed of vehicles travelling towards the sign and then provide real-time feedback to the driver by displaying their current speed with bright LED’s built into the sign. The driver’s can actually see their speed decrease to the posted speed. 

We put this brief 5 minute video together to introduce you to one of our most popular options for  ‘Driver Feedback’ signs, the...

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge on February 27, 2015 .

The "construction ahead sign" is probably the most recognized and most frequently used traffic sign. It's also arguably the most important sign when it comes to setting up a work zone on any road or a major highway. Construction ahead signs are used in nearly every application when it comes to work being executed on, or near a roadway. 

Construction ahead is used as the very first sign of your work zone and it indicates the begining of the zone. It's only 1 of several construction signs needed to setup a work zone properly and it should be placed well in advance of where the actual work is taking place. 

Although these signs...

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge on February 06, 2015 .

Last year our company took a great deal of interest in the emerging technology of Speed Radar Signs, also known as Driver Feedback Signs. As we know, speeding has become a major topic surrounding school zones and low speed residential zones communities are trying to combat excessive speeds, often without much luck. Headlines in newspapers boast the amount of traffic violations being handed out, (read article) but the public doesn't realize how much of our tax payer dollars goes towards law enforcement & administration when peace officers could be better utilized for better situations.

Radar signs have a built in digital display...

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge, News on February 03, 2015 .

The Transporation Association of Canada (TAC) recently approved the addition of two new traffic signs in Canada. They will be added to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC). The addition of brand new traffic control signs doesn't happen very often, especially on a national scale that pertain to all of Canada. Many provinces mandate thier own sign standards such as the exact layout of the design, and the look of the sign can vary from province to province. However, MUTCDC are the highest level of goverment and sets the standard for nationally reconized signage such as Stop or Yeild Signs so they are...

Paying the price, in more ways than you think!

Think safety signs are all the same? Think again. You might be exposing your organization to unwanted liability risks. Not all sign companies specialize in safety regulations or adhere to strict manufacturing specifications. In fact, you'd be surprised as to how many sign shops advertise the fact that they sell traffic & safety signs, however, upon closer examination they fail to meet compliance regulations by a long shot.

The fact of the matter is, many sign companies don't meet 'safety regulations' even though they may claim to have decades of experience. Understanding safety...

If there is a danger of a worker or equipment falling into an excavation, an employer must ensure that workers are made aware of the excavation. Safety awareness is achieved by placing warning signage in the surrounding area, flagging any possible entry points and placing barricades which prevent access to the excavation. Even if your construction site is considered a restricted area, it's possible for ATV's, snowmobiles and pedestrians to enter the job site after hours.

If you're thinking about saving a few bucks by cutting corners, think again! Improper marking of excavations are lawsuits waiting to happen. Consider the size of...

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge on March 18, 2014 .

What is the advantage of renting vs. buying?

  • Rentals are a tax write-off.
  • There is no risk in renting, return it at any time.
  • Traffic regulations change frequently and rental products are always up to date.
  • Never get stuck with obsolete signs.
  • Rental are a great way to test products before you buy them.
  • Zero storage & warehousing costs when you rent, simply return them once your job is complete.


When does my rental period begin?
Your rental date begins the day you receive your products (based on the shippers tracking # and delivered date). You are not charged rent on products which...

Posted by in Traffic Knowledge on March 17, 2014 .

Average Summer Daily Traffic (Traffic volume for an ASDT shall include traffic travelling in both directions at a given point.)
Buffer Zone

The area from the end of the transition area to the actual work space.
Clear Zone

The border area starting at the edge of the travel lane that should be clear of hazards and available for use by errant vehicles.
Gazetted Highway Speed

The original highway speed.
High Speed, High Volume Highways

Urban highways on which the gazetted speed is greater than 60 km/hour and the ASDT exceeds 10,000 vehicles per day.
Long Duration...