BlinkerChevron Curve Warning System
Applications: Two-lane, 55 mph Curves • High -speed, Multi-lane Expressway Curves • Dangerous Horizontal Highway Curves
BlinkerChevron Curve Warning System and the BlinkerBeam® wireless communication, BlinkSync™ synchro-nization and chevrons function dynamically to warn and guide motorists through a dangerous curve once activated; by directing the chevrons to flash sequentially – delivering the “pull-through” effect. The system flash pattern and timing are easily programmed wirelessly from the Windows-based software using a PC or laptop, enabling the user to tailor the flash sequence to match the speed of traffic and the size of the curve.
- Reduce Speed-Related Crashes
- Reduce Head-On and Cross-Median Crashes
- Prevent/Mitigate Roadway Departure Crashes
- Green, Solar Power – Zero Electrical Costs
- Delineates Curve
- Install Anywhere
Federal Highway Administration Evaluation
A Federal Highway Administration evaluation project found that a solar-powered traffic signage system reduces vehicle speed and crashes on horizontal curves, where the crash rate is triple that of other highway segments.
More than a quarter of fatal crashes occur at horizontal curves, and the majority of curve-related crashes involve roadway departure because of speeding or driver error.
The team conducted a speed analysis to determine the safety benefits of the system: