Why You Shouldn’t Depend On Worn Or Faded Construction Work Signs And Barriers
Posted by Jeffrey Dornbos on 28th Jun 2016
Wherever you live there is bound to be construction at some point during the year. In Midwestern states, it seems to be year-round. But no matter where you are, construction is never an expected occurrence. It can happen any time, anywhere—sometimes popping up overnight.
In most situations, there are plenty of signs warning drivers that they are approaching a construction zone. And if there isn’t, there should be. What is really awful though is when construction signs and barriers are not as visible as they should be. If construction signs are worn or faded, this is a hazard that should be fixed immediately.
Non-visible Traffic Control Signs are Dangerous
Have you ever missed a sign on the highway or street? Maybe it was the sign for the exit you needed and you blew right past it. Or perhaps you were oblivious to the sign that said the 65 mph speed limit reduced to 45. Whatever you’ve experienced as a driver, we all know how easy it is to miss a sign while driving.
In a perfect world, every driver would be able to easily read and understand every traffic control signal and sign. But since this isn’t a perfect world, and people are oftentimes distracted while driving, drivers can really use all of the help they can get. Even if it means putting up multiple signs and making sure that they are maintained properly and as visible as can be. It’s worth it to prevent lives lost in car accidents, especially in construction zones.
Whenever there is construction, the road is not set up how it normally is. Drivers should be more vigilant and drive with more caution, but this is not always the case. Construction usually means lanes merged, reduced speed and increase congestion. If there are poor weather conditions, there is usually more chaos than usual. And if it is nighttime, the risk of accidents increases.
If you are responsible for the construction process, then you should be making sure that there are numerous signs warning drivers of upcoming construction and ensuring the signs are easily read and visible. Not only is there an increased risk for accidents, construction workers’ lives are at risk.
Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. Construction Signs and Barriers
Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. has all of the signs and barriers for your construction needs. If there is the need to reduce speed, merge lanes or warn drivers that workmen are present, then we have the sign for you.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires there to be traffic control signs and barricades in construction zones. Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. offers roll-ups and construction signs, plus accessories, including:
- “Be Prepared to Stop” sign
- Barricades + barricade lights
- “Stop/Slow” sign with retractable staff
- Custom wording roll-up sign
- Traffic cones Blinking LED stop ahead and stop sign
Contact Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. Today!
We have everything you need to make your construction zone safe for drivers and workmen alike. Check out all we have to offer at our website and contact us with any questions you might have.
You can reach us by phone at 800-922-0029 or fill out our online contact form.