Highway safety and mobile traffic product supplier Highway Care is launching two Open Source safety initiative products at Traffex 2019.
The initiatives are designed to keep workers safe behind barriers in roadworks areas and remind drivers to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
In response to a survey which suggests one in five people admit to driving too close to the car in front in roadworks Highway Care is introducing reflective indicators on safety barriers in roadworks areas indicating the recommended two-second gap at 50 mph.
Mobile variable message signs from Rennicks are to be used at the start of roadworks zones to promote the reflective indicators.
During road closures, the mobile variable message signs will also remind drivers that are driving too close to another vehicle, to pull back by another VMS showing their number plate.
The system is also intelligent enough to recognise foreign plates, and the warning will be displayed in the language of the vehicle’s origin country.
Watch the announcement at Traffex 2019 here: