The Importance of Crash Cushion Transition Pieces/Bridge Shoes

In the quest for enhanced road safety, every component plays a critical role. Among these, crash cushion transition pieces are vital yet often overlooked elements that ensure the effective performance of crash cushion systems. This blog post delves into the significance, function, and benefits of crash cushion transition pieces, highlighting their essential role in creating safer road environments, shielding the fixed obstacle in reverse direction vehicle impacts.

Transitions by themselves are not specifically approved by state DOTs – it is incumbent on the manufacturer of the crash cushion to develop test and pass a transition piece between a fixed obstacle (i.e bridge abutment) to the crash cushion to prevent potential snag points.

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Enhance crew safety through Connected Work Zones and the Sentinel Impact Tracker

Sentinel - Connected Work-zone Safety

Work zone safety is once again in the spotlight

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory; the Sentinel by TrafFix Devices, a groundbreaking solution designed to revolutionize connected work zone safety for road and construction crews. The Sentinel ensures seamless communication and coordination between workers and equipment, minimizing risks and enhancing efficiency. Equipped with real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing crews to identify and address potential hazards. From intelligent traffic management to enhanced worker visibility, the Sentinel is the ultimate tool for ensuring a safe and productive work environment, paving the way for a smarter and safer future in construction and road maintenance.

The Sentinel leverages cutting-edge technology to create a secure work environment. One of its key features is seamless connectivity, enabling real-time communication and coordination among workers and equipment. This connectivity ensures that everyone on-site is aware of potential hazards and can respond swiftly and effectively, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

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Enhancing Road Safety: The Benefits of TL2+®

Delta TL2+ Intelligent Crash Cushion from TrafFix Devices, Inc.

Why TL2+?: TL2+® has been developed and tested to 50Mp/H not 45Mp/H MASH standards, signifying a fundamental change in engineering and design principles in impact attenuators. TrafFix Devices has developed the first fixed crash cushion that is tested to TL2+®.

Why does that matter?Many of the atrial roads that feed our highways as well as on/off ramps increasingly have speed limits in excess of 45 MPH, the maximum testing speed to attain TL-2 accreditation, meaning that these systems no longer provide the safety coverage for areas signposted at 50Mp/H speed limits.

Enhanced Collision Protection: The Delta TL2+® crash cushion is engineered to absorb impact energy during collisions, thereby minimizing the risk of injuries to motorists and passengers. This enhanced collision protection is a testament to the meticulous design and rigorous testing that these crash cushions undergo, ensuring optimal performance when it matters most.

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