Avoid potential budget-destroying low structure collisions by detecting overheight vehicles and alerting drivers to an impending collision ahead.
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This innovative Overheight Warning System is designed to reduce major crash factors at low bridges, tunnels, weigh stations, underpasses, parking structures and any low-clearance hazards by:
Overheight collisions damage infrastructure, cause major injuries and cost communities millions. Reduce these collisions by investing in overheight warning systems with the best configuration for each location.
In an Alaska DOT survey of 29 U.S. states, 18 said overheight collisions are a significant problem. The average cost of a single overheight collision is $200,000 to $300,000, according to a Texas DOT study.
The City of Athens-Clarke County knew it needed an overheight safety solution due to an increasing number of major strikes occurring at a low-clearance railroad trestle bridge, with one especially harmful collision causing a railroad derailment.
“Every day, [the system has] come on and done what it’s supposed to do.”
– Rodney Rogers
Athens-Clarke County Traffic Signal Supervisor
Eliminate unplanned costs associated with overheight incidents by installing an Overheight Warning System. Download our Overheight Solutions Brochure to discover how TAPCO can help eliminate overheight incidents.
Reliable, energy efficient and exceptionally versatile, TAPCO-integrated LED-Enhanced Warning Alerts can be integrated with any solar- or AC-powered TAPCO Intelligent Warning System. The use of TAPCO controllers allows for user-specific customization unique to each system.
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Infrared sensors are mounted on either side of the road in advance of the low structure, transmitting infrared beams over the road. When an overheight vehicle load breaks the infrared beams, it immediately activates the system’s warning devices.
BlinkerSign® Flashing LED signs are edge-lit signs engineered to capture drivers’ attention and decrease the number of overheight collisions. Sign legends can be designed to customer preference.
BlinkerBeacon™ Flashing LED Beacons provide drivers real-time warning when their vehicle won’t clear the structure ahead.
Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.
Our systems can be assembled using a variety of BlinkerBeacon™ mounting arrangements to maximize safety at any location.
Flex Power options provide flexible system configuration for multiple applications and power requirements while allowing easy access to control cabinets.
Any solar TAPCO system can be designed to fit your power or environmental need. Additional options are available upon request.
13-watt solar panel
14Ah battery capacity
26-watt solar panel
27Ah battery capacity
Blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment, our Top-Of-Pole Self-Contained Control Cabinets house power supplies for quick installation of warning alerts with no trenching or in-ground wiring needed.
13-watt solar panel
28Ah battery capacity
20-watt solar panel
44Ah battery capacity
Add another layer of safety to your system with the Connected Vehicle Interface, an Ethernet interface for TAPCO Overheight Warning Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as typical Road Side Units.
Enhance this system with BlinkLink®, an easy-to-use, cloud-based software application for agencies to remotely manage and monitor their Intelligent Warning Systems.