Every street, road, and highway presents a unique set of challenges to traffic engineers looking to improve safety, increase walkability. When an intersection, blind corner, or other location is problematic, adding beacons that flash 24 hours a day to new or existing signs can help improve sign compliance. Giving cars a chance to slow down in advance can help save lives, reduce congestion, and avoid property or infrastructure damage.
“You can see those beacons blinkin’ a solid mile away. We liked them so well we’ve already purchased more Carmanah solar beacons for our school zone signs.” – Mike Villareal, Operations Foreman, Altus Tower
Solar-powered solutions offer affordability in remote locations
A 2006 Wyoming Department of Transportation study showed that 85.8% of the state’s fatal vehicle incidences occurred on rural roads, so they decided to install Carmanah’s flashing beacons with “stop ahead” warning signs. For these remote locations, solar-powered models were the best choice, with no trenching or wiring required that would have made this project prohibitively expensive. For many locations, solar-powered beacons are the most cost-effective and practical option. Learn more about Wyoming’s R247 beacons to see additional benefits.
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Every superhero needs a team behind the scenes that helps them save the world. We like to think we’re the Alfred to your Batman; the Kato to your Green Hornet; the Jarvis to your Iron Man. We spend our time working with traffic heroes like you to ensure we’re providing sustainable, reliable solutions for your traffic applications, from school zones to crosswalks to road signs. Whether your mission is improving walkability, slowing down traffic, or ensuring a sign can be seen, we’re here to help you do it. And we’ll help you in any location, while also meeting MUTCD regulations, ITE requirements, or other specifications.