20th July 2020 | BY: TWM Traffic Control Systems

Local Authorities urged to adopt new COVID-19 signage unveiled by TWM

TWM Traffic Control Systems has launched a new COVID-19 flashing amber sign and data gathering solution

New signage has been designed and manufactured as the UK starts to re-open

TWM is encouraging businesses and councils to adopt the new solutions to highlight the continued need for social distancing

The UK’s most innovative traffic control systems specialist, TWM Traffic Control systems, has launched new COVID-19 signage and is encouraging businesses and councils to adopt the signage to ensure social distancing and public safety continues to be highlighted.

The COVID-19 flashing amber sign can be designed with bespoke messages or in accordance with Government signage guidelines. They have been developed for councils, private sites and any applications where staff and public are returning to work, helping them ensure they are adhering to the government guidance.

Chris Rayner, National Sales Manager : “At TWM, we have a passion for developing systems that bring safety benefits to both drivers and pedestrians.

“The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has led many of us to change the way we live our lives from working at home to being apart from our loved ones for prolonged periods of time. Now, as people return to work and the UK starts to re-open for business, we want to ensure that social distancing is maintained so we can continue to bring the rate of infection down.

“These circumstances have led us to creating this new signage that can be used by councils in town centres or by businesses that will remind the public and employees alike that social distancing is still  important moving forward.”

With the countries COVID-19 recovery plan in mind, Bolton MBC looked to implement new cycle lanes into the existing road network. These cycle lanes are required to support Covid-19 plans on reducing overcrowding on public transport while reducing the volume of traffic on key artillery routes into the main town centres.

The solution TWM are currently installing is to alert drivers of the new road layout utilising interactive COVID-19 warning signage and in addition to the signage, at the request of the authority, the collection of data for future analysis was required. The system has the ability to monitor the road users via it inbuilt radar technology that will record traffic counts, entry and exit speed, average speed and more.

The innovative system also included a detection system to record the volume of cyclists who choose to use the new cycle lane via a cycle counter. Both data sets can be accessed and downloaded through the TWM CMS cloud-based system removing the need for site visits which in turn helps reduce cost, eliminates potential safety incidents and helps reduce the authorities carbon impact on the environment.

The class 2 reflective COVID-19 sign is manufactured from 3mm aluminium and is powder coated black front and back with 120mm diameter amber corner flashers for enhanced visibility. The light output of the directional LED display is controlled via the inbuilt photocell, achieving best performance whatever the light or weather conditions and the rear of the sign is fitted with aluminium channel rail for easy post-installation.

For further information visit www.twmtraffic.com