Safely & Effectively Flagging Oncoming Traffic


Traffic lane closures are one of the biggest frustrations for modern day twenty first century road users, to say nothing about peak driving conditions. It would appear that in most parts of the country – and indeed, it is a lot worse in many other parts of the world – regular road users have still not heeded legislative and municipal efforts to curb road use, rather opting for public use or rapid public transport systems instead.

Not for nothing are these new, innovative (public) transport networks called ‘rapid’. They do indeed run a lot quicker than in the past, only having their own dedicated lanes to navigate in most instances. The system is working and it is safe and effective. Speaking of which, an automated flagger assistance device is now being used by traffic controllers to flag and control oncoming and passing traffic, particularly during peak operating hours.

This is necessary in light of ongoing public and private construction works projects which are inevitably going to be in the way of traffic not yet down to reasonable or desirable non-congestive levels. The signal style being used by this device is versatile for the user. Both manual and automated devices are in operation.  Users are still very much in control of the signal flagger, otherwise known as an automated flagger assistance device (AFAD) system.

automated flagger assistance device

Both signal and traditional flaggers can be combined with other signal systems to monitor and patrol not just public thoroughfares but servicing side roads, driveways and the internal road networks within private premises. But the AFAD is only equipped to handle single lane closures. Nevertheless, these safe and effective traffic control systems have been built in accordance with federal NCHRP criteria.

Use this system to keep road use conditions safe at all times.