Use of flashing stop/slow paddle
South Dakota DOT decided to experiment with flashing stop/slow paddles on two state-maintenance projects and several county maintenance projects in 1995. Maintenance crews were impressed with the device. The highway agency found that the flashing stop/slow paddles more effectively drew driver attention to work zones, especially on cloudy days.
Flaggers weren’t the only people impressed with the flashing stop/slow paddle-the device drew praise from motorists, the people to whom the message of the paddle is directed. “Drivers actually pulled over to share positive comments about the greater visibState/Agency: South Carolina
Where Documented: Case study titled "Lighted Paddle Improves Flagger Visibility"
Topics: Stop/Slow Paddles