Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
In Puerto Rico, a flagger with a flashing stop/slow paddle was positioned on the access road at the point where two lanes reduce to one to caution drivers to slow down and to provide an adequate gap before drivers must come to a full stop by a school. The flaggers were students from the nearby University of Puerto Rico and parents of students at the elementary school. Both groups received training before beginning the assignment.
The flashing stop/slow paddles successfully kept traffic moving smoothly and safely along the highway and through the school access road.
The elementary school’s arrival brought an additional 380 vehicles per hour to the intersection of PR108 and t
Where Documented: Case study titled "New Device Keeps Traffic Under Control at Elementary School"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles