Safety is an integral part of successful roadworks. The unpredictable nature of motorists and pedestrians along with heavy machinery create a combination where accidents can occur. Traffic management equipment is constantly being developed and improved with the intention of reducing or eliminating the possibility of accidents causing serious harm.
Here are some of the advantages of using portable traffic lights in the civil and road industry.
The main reason to use portable traffic lights is that they remove the need for traffic controllers to be present on the road. By eliminating the human factor, the chances of the traffic controller being harmed is reduced dramatically or completely eliminated depending on the type of traffic light used. While the PTL2 trailer unit can work autonomously, the PTL3 tripod unit needs a traffic controller to manage the traffic light as needed. However, they can be completely off the road and can change the light from a long distance.
Both portable units use bright LED lights which are clearly visible during the day and night time. They even cut through heavy rain and fog in many situations. LEDs can be seen from long distances and help motorists to anticipate the changed road conditions as they approach. Another benefit of LED’s is the energy efficiency and long lasting life making them effective for many years of use.
The mobile nature of portable traffic lights and the easy set up makes them a convenient way to manage traffic. Less training and preparation is involved and more time getting the job done. The design of each unit is to provide the best benefit from the least amount of equipment.
Over the long run portable traffic lights will provide substantial savings. When taking into account traffic controller labour costs and the risks associated using personnel over a machine, the cost savings quickly become apparent.