TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions

Considered the most serious type of traffic collision because of their head-on nature, wrong-way driving accidents claim an average of 360 lives each year on United States roadways – often caused by impaired or confused drivers. As wrong-way accidents become more commonplace, traffic professionals have been tasked with preventing these deadly collisions.

Proven to reduce wrong-way events by 38%

Texas Transportation Institute: Assessment of the effectiveness of wrong-way driving countermeasures and mitigation methods

From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems, every community has different wrong-way driver prevention needs. Whether you have a problem ramp that needs a LED-Enhanced Wrong-Way BlinkerSign® or you need to incorporate full-featured TAPCO Wrong-Way Smart Alert Systems, our team of technical engineers will assess your wrong-way driving situation and guide you to an appropriate, budget-mindful wrong-way solution that best addresses your problem.

TAPCO Wrong-Way
Solutions Brochure

Worried about wrong-way drivers? Save lives today and get started by downloading the TAPCO Wrong-Way Solution Brochure.

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Case Study: Roadway Solutions
San Antonio Wrong-Way Driver Prevention

Texas Department of Transportation Partners with TAPCO, Significantly Reduces Wrong-Way Drivers.

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BlinkerBeam® Wireless Radios

Wirelessly Activate and Sync TAPCO Warning Alerts

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; can be extended with optional antenna
  • Utilizes 900 MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum
  • Easy-to-read, backlit LCD display with intuitive joystick control for in-field interface navigation
  • Three selectable power levels up to 1 watt to increase signal distance
  • Menu-driven diagnostics for quick-set up and configuration

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Remotely Monitor and Manage Intelligent Warning Systems

Enhance this system with the use of BlinkLink® Powered by TAPCO. Easy-to-use, cloud-based application cities utilize to manage, schedule, control and monitor system-wide time clocks and other intelligent warning systems.

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TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions

To help reduce the alarming rate of injuries and fatalities caused by wrong-way drivers, TAPCO developed a variety of wrong-way solutions. In this video we will examine these solutions including the TAPCO LED-Enhanced Wrong-Way Blinksign®.

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Wrong-Way Alert News Coverage

WXYZ-TV Detroit participated in a live demo. Watch their story to see the system in action.

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ITS America Live Demo Video

We shared this video with those we met at ITS America's Annual Meeting. Watch the video to see a live demo of the system.

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TAPCO Wrong-Way Solutions

From simple deterrents to complex Intelligent Warning Systems, every community has different wrong-way driver prevention needs.

Learn about a variety of solution sets any community can implement. Find Out What Wrong-Way Solution is Right for You!

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Case Study: Roadway Solutions San Antonio Wrong-Way Driver Prevention

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.

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Solutions to rash of 'wrong way driver' crashes in Rhode Island

R.J. Heim, NBC 10 News - April 29, 2015

Ten 'wrong way' crashes in the past seven years have caused 13 fatalities on Rhode Island highways. The most recent, a double-fatal on the 6/10 Connector, early this past Easter Sunday morning. Now, Rhode Island is taking the lead in New England, and is third in the country behind San Antonio, Texas, and Florida, in finding solutions.   Read Article »


Florida tests high-tech devices to prevent wrong way crashes

Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel - April 10, 2014

The state is moving forward with a high-tech plan to prevent wrong way crashes on portions of Florida's Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. Solar-powered, flashing signs that warn wrong way drivers and also alert authorities to their presence will be installed this summer at 10 ramps on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike and five ramps on the Sawgrass Expressway.   Read Article »


Warning signs on U.S. 281 pay off

John Tedesco - March 7, 2013

TxDOT announced Thursday that the rate of sightings of wrong way drivers on that stretch of highway dropped by nearly 30 percent after the signs were installed, compared to a yearlong period before the installation.   Read Article »


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