PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) October 19, 2015
Since effective traffic control is essential for the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike, It is important that crossing guards and others directing traffic have what they need for the job. Thanks to an inventor from Parkville, Md., traffic controllers have a more effective way to ensure that drivers respond appropriately to road restrictions.
He developed the patent-pending SOUND LIGHT STOP SIGN to increase the visibility of a hand-held stop sign used by school crossing guards, road crews and construction workers. As such, it gives motorists more time to slow down and stop. It also ensures a higher level of protection for school children near schools. As a result, it reduces the chances of injury or death by motor vehicle in crosswalks and construction sites. In other words, it improves roadway safety for traffic controllers, drivers and pedestrians, especially schoolchildren, because it attracts the driver's attention more effectively than existing models.
It is especially useful in the early morning hours and in adverse weather conditions. It is also portable, handheld (via a safety handle), lightweight and easy to use and store. In addition, it is convenient, effective and affordably priced. Its source of energy (power) is cheap and inexhaustible, and it eliminates need for traffic-control whistles. Also, it eliminates the old way of blowing a whistle to support the archaic stop sign.
The inventor's personal observation inspired the idea. "While driving near a school, my wife and I noticed that a crossing guard had difficulty stopping traffic using a standard stop sign. We realized a more visible stop sign with an audible signal would be more effective and safer, especially for schoolchildren and crossing guards," he said.
The original design was submitted to the Baltimore office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 14-BTM-2185, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com - https://www.youtube.com/user/inventhelp
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