Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
In 1994, Ohio DOT obtained 60 flashing stop/slow paddles and distributed them to maintenance crews across the state. The paddles were used at maintenance projects with a wide range of traffic levels, weather, and other conditions.
Flaggers were impressed with the flashing stop/slow paddles, according to reports compiled by Ohio DOT. Flaggers reported that drivers reacted more quickly to the flashing paddles than they did to conventional paddles. As a result, flaggers felt better prState/Agency: Ohio
Where Documented: Case study titled "Lighted Paddle Makes Flaggers More Visible"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles