Since 2012, Departments of Transportation and traffic engineers have turned to TAPCO Wrong-Way Alert Systems to reduce wrong-way driving events.

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OVERVIEW

From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems, TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions are proven to reduce wrong-way events that can lead to crashes at notorious wrong-way driver entry points:

  • Side-by-side highway entrances and exit ramps
  • Exit ramps near side streets
  • Poorly lit entrance and exit ramps

Proven to reduce wrong-way events by 38%*

* TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE: ASSESMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WRONG-WAY DRIVING COUNTERMEASURES AND MITIGATION METHODS.
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CASE STUDY

Once we saw these results, we started putting Wrong-Way BlinkerSigns everywhere else.

- John Gianotti
Transportation Engineer, TxDOT

City of San Antonio Wrong-Way Prevention Case Study

As wrong-way drivers became a regular occurrence on San Antonio roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation took action and significantly reduced wrong-way drivers.

Wrong-Way Alert Systems In Action

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SOLUTIONS BROCHURE

From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems learn how you can improve safety for right-way drivers. Find out what Wrong-Way Solution is right for you!

Wrong-Way Solutions Brochure

Browse all TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions in one simple document.

SYSTEM LAYOUT

Uniquely engineered to fit any ramp configuration, TAPCO Wrong-Way Alert Systems detect wrong-way drivers, immediately activate LED-enhanced flashing alerts and send real-time wrong-way event notifications.

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ACTIVATION OPTIONS

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THERMAL DETECTION

Monitors up to six lanes of traffic over a stretch of several hundred feet to detect vehicles traveling the wrong way. The accuracy and directional precision reduce false detections in all roadway configurations and it can reliably detect in all weather conditions, including fog, rain and snow.

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RADAR

Radar sensors trigger activation when vehicles are detected traveling the wrong way.

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INDUCTIVE LOOP

Installed beneath the surface of the road, inductive loops detect wrong-way vehicles.

SCHEDULED ACTIVATION OPTIONS

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24/7 OPERATION

A cost-effective first step to mitigate wrong-way drivers, 24/7 TAPCO flashing wrong-way alerts are always operating.

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SCHEDULED/DUSK 'TIL DAWN OPERATION

Scheduled flashing wrong-way alerts are standalone solutions that only activate during specified times via TAPCO’s time clock functionality.

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LED-ENHANCED WARNING ALERTS

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BLINKERSIGN® FLASHING LED SIGNS

BlinkerSign® Flashing LED signs are edge-lit signs engineered to command drivers’ attention day and night, increasing self-correction rates in wrong-way incidents.

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RRFB: RECTANGULAR FLASHING BEACONS

A step above the industry standard, TAPCO RFB light bars are extra-large rectangular flashing beacons that paired on top and bottom of sign while flashing in a wig-wag pattern, making them highly visible to wrong-way drivers.

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BLINKERBEACON™ FLASHING LED BEACONS

BlinkerBeacon™ Flashing LED Beacons provide drivers real-time warning when traveling the wrong direction.

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CRITICAL COMPONENTS

Upon wrong-way vehicle detection, both the illuminator and camera activate to ensure the highest quality visual verification of the wrong-way event.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY LED ILLUMINATORS

High-performance, white visible light illuminates to improve nighttime camera performance and enhances vehicle visibility for critical feature identification.

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HIGH DEFINITION CAMERAS

High-speed, multi-featured camera captures high-resolution, full-color images, confirming wrong-way event details.

SYSTEM COMMUNICATION

BLINKERBEAM

Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.

  • Range of up to 900 feet and can be extended with optional antenna
  • Utilizes 900 MHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum
  • Easy-to-read, back-lit LCD display with intuitive joystick control for in-field interface navigation
  • Three selectable power levels up to one watt to increase signal distance
  • Menu-driven diagnostics for quick setup and configuration

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POWER AND CONTROL OPTIONS

FLEX POWER

Flex Power options provide flexible system configuration for multiple applications and power requirements while allowing easy access to control cabinets.

AC POWER

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SOLAR POWER

Any solar TAPCO system can be designed to fit your power or environmental need. Additional options are available upon request.

26W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

26-watt solar panel
27Ah battery capacity

* Compatible with warning alerts only. Sensors require additional power for continuous operation.
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30-watt solar panel
35Ah battery capacity

* Compatible with warning alerts only. Sensors require additional power for continuous operation.
85W Solar Power Data Sheet Download

85-watt solar panel
105Ah battery capacity

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130-watt solar panel
105Ah battery capacity


SELF-CONTAINED CONTROL CABINETS

Blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment, our Self-Contained Control Cabinets house power supplies for quick installation of warning alerts with no trenching or in-ground wiring needed.

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13-watt solar panel
28Ah battery capacity

  • Up to 28Ah of battery power delivers autonomy up to 30 days
  • Supports BlinkerSign® and BlinkerBeacon™ warning alerts without reducing LED and system performance
  • Weighs one-third as much as traditional cabinets for one-person installations
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20-watt solar panel
44Ah battery capacity

  • The 12-volt system is engineered to power a larger assortment of warning alert options
  • Cabinet door opens up for easy access and serviceability
  • Compact design allows for easy assembly onto new or existing posts and poles

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SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS

CONNECTED VEHICLE
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Add another layer of safety to your system with the Connected Vehicle Interface, an Ethernet interface for TAPCO Wrong-Way Alert Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as Road Side Units.

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Enhance this system with BlinkLink powered by TAPCO, an easy-to-use, cloud-based software application for agencies to remotely manage and monitor their Intelligent Warning Systems.

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IN-ROAD WARNING LIGHTS

Embedded in the pavement, spanning the width of the road and oriented to face wrong-way traffic, In-Road Warning Lights (IRWL) flash in unison to alert drivers of their wrong way movement.

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