Another thing to be familiar of are the traffic safety equipments that prevent any road accident from happening. Here are some of the different traffic safety equipments you have to know:
Convex mirror is a curved mirror which we often see as passenger-ride mirrors. Because images on convex mirrors are upright, larger and seem closer to the mirror, they are very useful to see a larger scope of the surroundings. Aside being used on passenger-ride mirrors, you can also see convex mirrors on supermarket, atm machine and on the road. This gives the driver a view of the road on a larger scale.
Traffic cones are also called road cones or traffic pylons. These cone shaped equipment serves as markers to redirect traffic. It is usually used during road constructions to prevent longer traffics. Traffic cones are also used for warnings on dangers or hazard zones. Another use of traffic cones is to block off an area because of a current activity. During night time traffic cones come with lights as to make sure vehicles won’t miss the warning.
Curb cut is also called curb ramp, kerb ramp in Australia, or dropped kerb in U.K. It is a concrete ramp sloped from top of the sidewalk down the surface of the streets. These are usually used on pedestrian areas. Curb cuts are used as aid for disabled citizens like those on wheelchair, with a walker or even for push carts. Curb cuts are also used for vehicles entering driveways or parking lot.
Traffic barricade or barricade lights are barricades with flashing lights. They are sometimes battery or solar powered barricade lights that serve as guide and alert drivers. Barricade lights block excavations or road constructions as some of its safety related purposes. The traffic barricades are very useful for the low visibility on road signs at night where road accidents often occur.
Wheel clamp is also called parking boot or Denver boot. It is a safety equipment that hinders vehicle from being moved. It is a clamp to the vehicle wheel which prevents it from moving. It also repress unauthorized or illegal parking so for example, instead of towing them, they can just charge a release fee to remove the wheel clamp. It is also useful to make sure suspects won’t drive away from the crime scene.