Sequential Barricade Lights: Saving Lives and Money

Monster Sequential Barricade LightOur new sequential barricade lights, powered by pi-Lit, represent a large step forward for the traffic and road construction safety industries. These high-quality warning lights are designed to flash in one of their several pre-programed patterns. They are formulated to better warn drivers about impending road hazards. Where the traditional barricade light functions as a good “heads up” warning, a sequential barricade light can actually indicate directionality. This is crucial when lane closures and re-routing traffic is involved.

Sequential barricade lights improve speed limit compliance

However, the important questions still remains: does it actually work? According to the University of Missouri-Columbia, it does. In 2011, the University conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of sequential barricade lights. Among other factors, the research team measured speed limit compliance when sequential lights were present. The study found that compliance rose from 71.4% with no lights present, to 78.1% when sequential lights were in place. This was especially true, the researchers noted, in urban environments, where the compliance rose from 78.4% to 88.8%. While compliance rose in rural environments as well, it was not nearly as substantial.

Traffic merges sooner when sequential barricade lights are in place

The team also discovered that when sequential signals were in place, traffic merged much sooner than when the lights were absent. This was especially true in the case of large trucks. The study indicated that all vehicles merged an average of 20 feet sooner when sequential lights were present, and truck drivers merged 49 feet sooner. This data point speaks to the sequential barricade light’s superior ability to indicate directionality, which is important to merging lanes successfully. The team also discovered that when sequential signals were in place, traffic merged much sooner than when the lights were absent. This was especially true in the case of large trucks. The study indicated that all vehicles merged an average of 20 feet sooner when sequential lights were present, and truck drivers merged 49 feet sooner. This data point speaks to the sequential barricade light’s superior ability to indicate directionality, which is important to merging lanes successfully.

Sequential barricade lights create tangible savings

In this specific study, the researchers concluded that the total benefits of using sequential warning signals came to $3.65 million. The total cost fell somewhere between $341,580 and $705,008 (depending on labor costs). These figures place the ratio somewhere between 5:1 and 10:1. The data is clear: not only does sequential technology improve safety conditions for drivers and employees, but it also has a huge impact on the bottom line. To read the full study, click here.

Sequential barricade lights in use on a road construction site

 

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Checkers Safety Group | ATSSA Traffic Expo 2017

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s anCheckers will be at ATSSA Traffic Expo 2017nual ATSSA Traffic Expo from February 10th – 14th in Phoenix, AZ. ATSSA is the premier road safety event in America, and always a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the traffic safety industry. You can find us at booth #312, where we’ll be displaying our newest product, the sequential barricade light. This exciting product is the result of our recent partnership with Pi Variables, and we can’t wait for you all to see it. These innovative barricade lights utilize a radio frequency to communicate with one another, allowing them to guide traffic more effectively than conventional barricade lights. To learn more about these great sequential lights, and our new partnership with Pi Variables, click here.

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Checkers Partners with Pi Variables!

We are excited to announce a new partnership, with Pi Variables! Established in 2012, Pi Variables Inc. has become an industry leader in the manufacturing of high quality, remote controlled sequential lighting products for traffic safety applications. A family-owned and operated business, Pi Variables has grown into a giant within the traffic safety market, offering reliability and features unavailable from the competition. As a pioneer in sequential LED lights, Pi Variables, Inc. holds operations in the United States and sells sequential technology globally under its Pi-Lit® brand name.

“Pi-Lit® is looking forward to the future and what the partnership with Checkers Safety Group will bring. Until now we have been limited in our ability to sell and spread the word of our ground-breaking technology. With the help of Checkers’ sales team and global distribution network, we will be able to reach and expand into markets not previously possible,” said Daniel Selevan, Vice President of Pi Variables, Inc. “We are excited to be a part of CheckersMonster Motion Safety brand family.”

Checkers is committed to growth while providing the best safety solutions to customers. This partnership brings the Pi-Lit® Sequential Barricade Light, the Pi-Lit® “Ice Cream Sandwich” Sequential LED Road Flares, and the Pi-Lit® “Sunflower” Sequential Cone-Top Warning Lamp into the Checkers family. These premium products will fall under CheckersMonster Motion Safety brand and complement the growing Traffic & Parking Lot safety line of products. The combined product offering now includes sequential, battery operated, and solar powered light options.

“We are really excited to partner with Jim Selevan and Pi-Lit®. The sequential Pi-Lit® technology further enhances our barricade light product offering and provides a new innovative feature to our Monster Motion series products. The sequential barricade light, the Pi-Lit® Cone Top (Sunflower) light and the Sequential flares offer unique features that most competitive brands do not possess,” commented Steve Gottlieb, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Pi Variables, Inc. will continue operations out of their facilities in California under the guidance of Jim Selevan, President.

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