Safeguarding Road Workers: TrafFix Devices’ Response to Fatality Rates

Attenuation Technology that Saves Lives — TrafFix Devices

Recent news articles reporting statistics on road worker fatalities have sparked concern and renewed efforts to enhance safety measures on our roads as seen in the U.S. Sun article highlighting a new “Move Over or Slow Down” law in Texas, and ABC News 10 (WHEC-TV) reporting on a New York Thruway worker struck on I-90.

According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, total Work Zone traffic fatalities in 2022 were 891. Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 136 of these. Pedestrians are identified in FARS as being at work or a construction, maintenance, utility worker, or a transportation worker (e.g., maintenance workers, safety service patrol operators).

In light of these alarming figures, TrafFix Devices reaffirms its commitment to protecting road workers and reducing risks through innovative solutions like the Scorpion truck-mounted attenuator (TMA/TTMA).

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Knowledge Base: a technical platform for your TrafFix Devices Scorpion II and Delta

You asked, we listened! TrafFix Devices proudly introduces our Knowledge Base. The Knowledge base was created to provide technical documents for operational and maintenance teams – establishing an easy to navigate digital experience – that is accessible 24/7, worldwide.

Taking a customer-centric approach, we have sought to create less downtime, putting the data at your fingertips. Rather than waiting for technical support to become available, the Knowledge Base gives you the framework needed to triage and troubleshoot wherever and whenever.

The Knowledge Base houses prerequisite materials for the TrafFix University, Bluevolt training, to become a TrafFix Approved partner.

With time to repair being critical for teams in the field – the Knowledge Base endeavors to cut this time whilst providing you and your teams the most up-to-date information. TrafFix Devices is continuously revising the Knowledge Base documents and are developed based on your needs.

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Enhancing First-Responder Safety with Innovative Technology

Fortworth Fire & Rescue Scorpion Blocker Truck after it was impacted protecting an emergency scene

At TrafFix Devices, our commitment to safety extends beyond roadways to include those who bravely serve our communities every day—firefighters. We are proud to share a recent success story involving our specially designed Blocker Truck, which played a crucial role in saving lives during a operation on State highway 121 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The incident, as reported by CBS News, showcased the importance of advanced equipment in mitigating risks faced by firefighters. In this case, our Scorpion II Blocker Truck was deployed by the Fort Worth Fire Department to protect firefighters providing critical highway assistance. The unique design of the Blocker Truck allowed it to shield firefighters from oncoming traffic and potential secondary impacts, creating a safe zone amidst the chaos.

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