Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
The Kentucky Transportation Center made 28 flashing stop/slow paddles and related training available to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and to local highway agencies, such as the Lexington Streets and Roads Department.
The device was used by flaggers at a variety of work zones, including interstate highways and busy city streets. Flaggers were reported as extremely pleased with the flashing stop/slow paddle.
“There is one general response after flaggers have used a flashing stop/slow paddle for a while: They do not want to give it up,” Hibbs says.
Motorists also like the device, Hibbs adds. “When questioned, drivers reacted favorably to the greater vis
Where Documented: Case study titled "Flaggers Won't Give Up New Safety Device"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles