Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department obtained 12 flashing stop/slow paddles and distributed 2 to each of its 6 districts.
Reports from crews using the devices were positive. The crews said the paddle made them feel safer because the flashing lights did appear to get motorists’ attention. And the flaggers liked the fact that the batteries were housed in the sign pole, which kState/Agency: New Mexico
Where Documented: Case study titled "Lighted Paddle Increases Flagger Safety"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles