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North Carolina Turnpike adds the LaneAlert 2x to their arsenal of wrong way driving countermeasures.

North Carolina Turnpike adds the LaneAlert 2x to their arsenal of wrong way driving countermeasures.

Crashes involving vehicles going the wrong way on North Carolina highways killed 164 people between 2000 and 2017, according to the state Department of Transportation. In 2019 the North Carolina Turnpike Authority began an aggressive pilot campaign to reduce and…

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Simple Fixes to the Greatest Roadway Safety Threats

Simple Fixes to the Greatest Roadway Safety Threats

28,205 motorists 6283 pedestrians  854 cyclists    35,342 Total Roadway Deaths in the United States* Those are sobering statistics for just 12 months. Multiplied by a decade and you approach a half a million fathers, mothers, sons and daughters that never…

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The New Roles in Transportation Safety

The New Roles in Transportation Safety

It’s widely accepted that we are about to go through the biggest change in road transportation since the first car was sold in 1896. Electric and automated vehicles present an enormous opportunity for stakeholders in road safety. But the time…

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The Four C’s of Roadway Visual Delineation

The Four C’s of Roadway Visual Delineation

Written By: Greg Driskell For the purpose of this article, we define visual delineation as a device or process that provides for visual separation and identification of the lanes or objects within the roadway. The most common examples of visual…

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Four Simple Ways to Make Automated Driving Safer.

Four Simple Ways to Make Automated Driving Safer.

5500-mile marking assessment reveals four simple ways to make automated driving safer. PPP's Measure Across America Project (MAAP) spans across 18 states and nearly 6000 miles. The purpose of the project is to promote pavement marking management to improve the…

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Innovation Made Simple

Innovation Made Simple

With today's accelerated technological advancements, it is easy to misinterpret the scope of innovation. Limiting our vision and thoughts to only those things made up of chips and circuits. However, innovation always has and always will, come in many forms. A…

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MedianAlert™: Enhancing more than medians

MedianAlert™: Enhancing more than medians

Tens of thousands of MedianAlerts™ have been used around the world for effective visual delineation of medians. Undoubtably, these innovative devices have made the roads safer for both pedestrians and motorists. But agencies have often taken it a step further and…

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The mystery of the disappearing pavement marking

The mystery of the disappearing pavement marking

A not so unusual pavement marking phenomenon (as seen in this video) has recently become a hot topic among state DOTs. It's likely that you have personally witnessed this mysterious occurrence. You are diving down the highway and suddenly the…

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PPP Announces 2019 Measure Across America Project Plan

PPP Announces 2019 Measure Across America Project Plan

PPP's announces its coast to coast Measure Across America Project, to promote the improvement of pavement markings for both human and machine drivers. The pilot to the Measure Across America Project (MAAP) was conducted last August in correlation with ATSSA…

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Resources for Roadway Safety:

Resources for Roadway Safety:

Struggles for Elected Officials Our local elected officials are often expected to be an expert in all things. They are responsible for hundreds of decisions every year on a wide range of issues. One such issue addressed across all local…

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Made in America?

Made in America?

My car is imported, my computer is imported, my clothes are imported, my fuel is imported, even my toothbrush is imported. In fact, it is difficult for me to find anything made in America these days.  The other day I…

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The ‘‘So What?’’ of Mobile Retroreflectivity

The ‘‘So What?’’ of Mobile Retroreflectivity

A long time ago, I was explaining the features of one of our new products to a mentor.  He surprisingly responded, “So, what?”.  At first, I couldn’t tell if he didn’t hear me clearly or if he was just rude. …

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AFM Assessment

AFM Assessment

It’s been about two years since we began expanding our pavement marking knowledge and experience into the airfield environment.  It has been an excitingly, fast-paced learning curve for us here at PPP.  Fortunately, with our near three decades in the…

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Seeing the Lines…Between Human and Machine Driving

Seeing the Lines…Between Human and Machine Driving

To get started let's first address the importance of pavement markings to roadway safety. FHWA states that pavement markings are to convey a message to the road user. Messages of guidance and regulation are accomplished through a sort of visual…

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PPP, Inc. Commits $1 Million to Underfunded Agencies Around the World.

PPP, Inc. Commits $1 Million to Underfunded Agencies Around the World.

The owners and employees of PPP, Inc. are embarking on a 5-year worldwide safety initiative.  In it, they have committed to provide a goal of $1 million of roadway and transportation safety solutions to underfunded agencies around the world. The PPP Team had…

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Caltrans Gives Nod To New Roadway Safety Innovation

Caltrans Gives Nod To New Roadway Safety Innovation

Caltrans approves innovative wrong-way driving countermeasure LaneAlert 2x™ for experimental use. In the January Caltrans' CTCDC meeting, the board gave approval to move forward with the experimental use of the innovative wrong-way driving countermeasure LaneAlert 2x™ on California roadways. According…

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Improving the Visibility of Roadway Medians

Improving the Visibility of Roadway Medians

Case Profile Dark roads and hard to see medians spell big trouble for Texas town Number of medians: 600  Number of lane miles: 300 lane miles Location: Flower Mound, Texas The Problem Just 20 miles Northwest of Dallas is the ever-growing…

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Innovative wrong-way countermeasure begins hitting the streets.

Innovative wrong-way countermeasure begins hitting the streets.

Nearly a year after its successful introduction, the award-winning LaneAlert 2x™ is now in production. "It has been a challenging year perfecting the formulas and processes needed to make it the effective, quality product that we demanded.", states Greg Driskell,…

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2019 Product Lineup

2019 Product Lineup

For Transportation Safety OK, we just couldn’t wait! 2018 was an important year for PPP, but in 2019 we are excited to bring some very new solutions to existing transportation problems that plague all of our roadways. Need to call extra attention to…

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Autonomous Vehicles and Quality Pavement Markings

Autonomous Vehicles and Quality Pavement Markings

Our friends at Tech Briefs recently hosted a web presentation about how autonomous vehicles interpret roadway markings. In-car cameras capture real-world scenarios and the cars’ behavior. We all know this technology will impact how we plan and maintain our roadways.…

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PPP Announces Fall Road Show Schedule

PPP Announces Fall Road Show Schedule

(Jacksonville, FL) PPP Inc., Manufacturer, and distributor of transportation safety products has announced its much-anticipated fall/winter meeting schedule featuring some of the most innovative as well as lifesaving product solutions for roadways. Solution specialists Jake Harris, Chris Adkins, and Monika Thompson…

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