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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Wrong-way driving crashes cause about 1,500 fatalities in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems, TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions are proven to keep false positives low and reduce wrong-way events at notorious wrong-way driver entry points:
Once we saw these results, we started putting Wrong-Way BlinkerSigns everywhere else.
- John Gianotti
Transportation Engineer, TxDOT
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.
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!
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Avoid wasting time on false positives due to next-level directional precision and accuracy in all roadway configurations. With thermal detection, monitor up to six lanes of traffic over a stretch of several hundred feet in all weather conditions, including fog, rain and snow.
Radar sensors trigger activation when vehicles are detected traveling the wrong way.
Installed beneath the surface of the road, inductive loops detect wrong-way vehicles.
Scheduled flashing wrong-way alerts are standalone solutions that only activate during specified times via TAPCO’s time clock functionality.
BlinkerSign® Flashing LED signs are edge-lit signs engineered to command drivers’ attention day and night, increasing self-correction rates in wrong-way incidents.
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.
Upon wrong-way vehicle detection, both the illuminator and camera activate to ensure the highest quality visual verification of the wrong-way event.
High-performance, white visible light illuminates to improve nighttime camera performance and enhances vehicle visibility for critical feature identification.
High-speed, multi-featured camera captures high-resolution, full-color images, confirming wrong-way event details.
Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.
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.
26-watt solar panel
27Ah battery capacity
30-watt solar panel
35Ah 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 Wrong-Way Alert Systems to connect with and communicate information to connected vehicle infrastructure, such as Road Side Units.
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.
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.