Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
North Dakota DOT gave flashing stop/slow paddles to flaggers at three maintenance projects in the state. At one of the projects, the pavement had sunk, creating a dangerous situation for motorists who failed to heed the flagger’s warnings to slow down or stop. The repair work was being done day and night and required a flagger around the clock.
The State highway agency found that the flashing stop/slow paddle worked well during both day and night operations. “At night, the flashing light really improved traffic control,” says Dick Jose, highway maintenance foreman for North Dakota DOT.State/Agency: North Dakota
Where Documented: Case study titled "New Warning Device Makes Work Zones Safer"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles