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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.
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.
Upon system activation, the BlinkerBeam® transmitter radio sends wireless signals to BlinkerBeam® receiver radios, triggering each associated alert device to activate.
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.
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!
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.
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 »