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Wrong-way driving leads to the most feared traffic accident, the head-on collision - oftentimes caused by drunk drivers who keep their eyes down on the road without paying attention to their surroundings.
In fact, about 60 percent of wrong-way drivers have alcohol in their system at the time of impact. Standard traffic signs are not grabbing the attention of these impaired drivers. That’s where TAPCO’s Wrong-Way Driver Detection System steps in.
More than 3 percent of fatal accidents in the
U.S. were a result of wrong-way accidents.
TAPCO Wrong-Way Driver Detection Systems alert and deter drivers from entering off-ramps the wrong way by flashing BlinkerSign® LED-enhanced wrong way signs. If the driver continues beyond the threshold impeding public safety, the system triggers and immediately alerts the authorities. The solar-powered BlinkerSign® is directional and motion activated only by vehicles traveling in the wrong directions. Additional signs facing the opposite direction can added to warn drivers of the of the wrong-way traveling vehicle.
Can communicate directly to 911
centers for urgent dispatch
To help reduce the alarming rate of injuries and fatalities caused by wrong way drivers, TAPCO developed Wrong-Way Driver Detection Systems. In this video we will examine these systems, featuring BlinkerSign LED-embedded flashing Wrong Way signs.
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 »
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 »
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 »