Types of Traffic Control Equipment

30 Jul 2020 Traffic Control

Traffic control equipment is an essential part of preventing collisions and traffic backups around construction sites and large events. The different types of traffic control equipment can range from the equipment used to direct traffic to barriers and flashing lights that warn drivers about upcoming traffic hazards. At Valley Traffic Systems, they understand how important it is to choose the right traffic management supplies for your particular needs. That is why they carry a wide range of traffic control equipment, including but not limited to:


Traffic barricades are self-standing panels that are often used for crowd and traffic control. Panels can be used to direct pedestrians to keep them out of certain areas, while traffic barriers can be used to direct vehicles through construction zones.

Crash Attenuators

Crash attenuators or impact attenuators are devices that are intended to reduce damage to structures, vehicles, and drivers in the event of a collision. They are able to do this by absorbing the impact from the colliding vehicle.

Traffic Paddles

A traffic paddle is a portable, handheld sign that is shaped like a paddle. These signs are often used by police or flaggers to direct traffic patterns, preventing collisions.

Cones, Drums & Delineators

Traffic cones, drums, and delineators are placed in construction zones in order to warn vehicles and pedestrian traffic of hazards. While cones, drums, and delineators vary in sizes, each one is designed to allow for easy transport to and from the worksite and can be stacked to save space when they are being stored.

Message & Arrow Boards

Informational signs, such as message boards and arrow boards, are used to provide drivers and pedestrians of upcoming changes in normal traffic patterns. Since these signs are designed to be seen from a great distance, they can help provide drivers with ample warning of upcoming hazards.

Flagger Safety Equipment

Safety equipment for flaggers and crosswalk guards are designed to keep workers safe while they are directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This equipment includes high-vis vests, hardhats, gloves, earplugs, air horns, spill kits, barricade tape, and eye wash kits.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of traffic control equipment, or if you are interested in one of their traffic management products, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a quote on their website. Their team of traffic management experts would love to help you find the perfect traffic control equipment for your specific wants and needs.