White Paper:


Discover how to reduce wrong-way driving and protect drivers' lives with data and insights from the experts.

Learn about:

  • Why and where wrong-way driving occurs
  • The reactive approach to wrong-way driving reduction
  • How wrong-way alert systems work
  • How software can optimize wrong-way alert systems
  • Ways to right-size your solutions
  • The value of preventative maintenance


When someone drives the wrong way on a highway off-ramp, every road user around them is immediately at tremendous risk of injury or death. In fact, wrong-way driving collisions have a fatality rate 12 times greater than all other accidents on controlled-access highways, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Reducing wrong-way driving requires a combination of expertise, hardware and software, the latter of which is too often ignored.

With this white paper, TAPCO aims to provide data-backed insights from knowledgeable organizations and our many years of hands-on experience so transportation professionals can make more informed decisions about wrong-way alert systems and software. More informed decisions equal more lives saved.

About 500 people die in wrong-way driving collisions each year in the U.S. alone.


As an industry-leading innovator, TAPCO manufactures, services and distributes a wide portfolio of traffic and parking safety solutions designed to increase safe travels for all.

Since 1956, we have set the standard for delivering reliable, cutting-edge traffic safety enhancements. From our world-renowned line of LED-enhanced BlinkerSign® solutions to our pedestrian crossing products and early detection warning systems, safety is at the heart of all TAPCO innovations.

Working alongside traffic professionals for more than 60 years gives our team an exclusive perspective on the past, present and future needs of the traffic and parking safety industry.

Our industry experts and technical engineering team have the ability to customize any solution and quickly resolve complex problems.

Quality is ingrained in every process at TAPCO. We have a responsibility to serve you and your community with quality, long-last products that save lives.

We strive to create new, innovative solutions that help move the traffic industry forward and increase safe travels for all.

From designing, manufacturing and installing, we take pride in providing our customers with a turnkey traffic safety experience.