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:
As wrong-way driving increased in San Antonio, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) took action, significantly reducing wrong-way driving and recovering costs in just 1.5 years. Due to this success, TxDOT began expanding its wrong-way solution installations.
“We’ve had nothing I would consider a false positive so far when utilizing thermal detection.”
– John Gianotti
Transportation Engineer, TxDOT
For a new road, the Mobility Authority sought a robust wrong-way solution with thermal imaging. What the agency didn’t anticipate was how common wrong-way driving was — or the system’s headline-grabbing success.
“We felt thermal imaging was the best way to reduce false positives, and it works well with the rest of the wrong-way system.”
– Greg Mack
Assistant Director of IT & Toll Systems, the Mobility Authority
From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems, learn how you can improve safety for right-way drivers. Find out which 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 enhance vehicle visibility for critical feature identification.
High-speed, multi-featured camera captures high-resolution, full-color images, confirming wrong-way event details.
TAPCO's new multi-functional Advanced Communication Controller provides the ability to configure the communication of the Wrong-Way Alert System.
Monitor system alerts through BlinkLink®, a cloud-based software, using TAPCO-managed cell modem and service.
Connect with BlinkLink® using either a customer-provided cell modem or fiber network.
Transmit system alerts directly to agency ATMS software without needing external network connections.
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.