Benefits of Traffic Message Boards

29 Oct 2020 Traffic Control

While there are a variety of different types of traffic message boards that can be used for a range of different situations, all message boards are designed to display information to drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. If you are uncertain about the benefits of traffic message boards and how they can help with your construction site, the team from Valley Traffic Systems can answer any questions you might have.

What is a Traffic Message Board?

A traffic message board is a type of large portable sign that has a digital display, showing orange letters on a black backdrop. This type of sign can be programmed to display any message needed to warn drivers about upcoming hazards or to communicate other kinds of information. Depending on the type of message board being used, some will allow you to display more lines of text while others only allow for short, concise messages.

Advantages of Traffic Message Boards

Some of the main benefits of traffic message boards are:

1. Reduces Traffic

Using traffic message boards to inform drivers about a slowdown or an accident on the road can help encourage drivers to seek alternative routes, reducing the traffic in an already congested area. By providing drivers with information that will help them avoid accidents, traffic message boards can also help prevent heavy traffic from interfering with emergency responders being able to get to the scene of the accident or to another emergency.

2. Improves Roadway Safety

Traffic message boards can help improve roadway safety by providing drivers with real-time information about upcoming traffic, hazards, accidents, and harsh road conditions. Doing so will encourage drivers to slow down while keeping an eye out for hazards, which, in turn, will help ensure fewer accidents and safer conditions for everyone.

3. Requires Minimal Maintenance

While other types of road signs need to be manually updated, traffic message boards can be changed and updated electronically without having to take the sign down and put it back up again. This means that, in most cases, traffic message boards require a lot less maintenance to update, which also means less time spent updating and replacing signs.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of traffic message boards, or if you are interested in one of their message and arrow boards, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on their website.