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Using the technology of Near-Miss analysis for project prioritization and success analysis. Making our roads safer takes research, development, and implementation. The greatest challenge to effective implementation is often project prioritization. The traditional factors in prioritizing projects include concerns of politics, finance, and traffic volumes. But what moves a project up the priority scale the fastest is

ASFT is the second such partnership established in the past 12 months. PPP strives to bring first-in-class solutions to road safety issues in North America and beyond. As a leader in road safety infrastructure, a reputation for innovation, and a worldwide network of thousands of engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, PPP is often presented with “first-look”

Handheld retroreflectometers can be manipulated to report higher retroreflectivity. Ok, it is time to level with you. I know I am likely to get in trouble for this one. But those who know me, understand that I say it like it is. So here you go… Before I begin let me say that a properly operated, quality

Can I Rent a Retroreflectometer? Purchasing a retroreflectometer is a costly investment.  However, as their demand grows, innovative companies like PPP Transportation Safety Innovations have developed alternative options for access and ownership such as HaaS (Hardware as a Service) and Rental programs. PPP has offered a limited rental program for these instruments for a number

What is a retroreflectometer? In the most simple of terms a retroreflectometer is an instrument that assesses a pavement marking or sign’s nighttime visibility. These instruments provide an accurate visibility assessment by measuring the retroreflectivity of the material tested. This is done by emitting light toward the object at specific angles and distances known as

The cost of a pavement marking retroreflectometer can run between $12,000 and $150,000. A retroreflectometer is a specialized instrument used in the measurement and assessment of roadway pavement markings (lines) and signs. Retroreflectivity is what makes possible the visibility of the line or sign at night. Although the primary function of a retroreflectometer is to

The leading markings and sign assessment experts at PPP pick Screening Eagle’s Zehntner Line of retroreflectometers to advance North America’s road safety.    PPP, long known for its leadership and expertise in markings and sign assessment technologies, is taking the next step to improve North America’s roadways.    With the FHWA implementation of the new

A PPP Quick-Share Here is a potential high-tech solution to improving the safety of vulnerable road-users like pedestrians and cyclists. It can detect a user’s presence and even direction, through the capture of Bluetooth, WiFi, or cellular signal.  Then pass that info to motorists through mounted signs and eventually into the vehicle itself. I met

A PPP Quick-Share Post A cool innovative lighting system that not only assists in edge delineation of a fog-laden roadway, but also acts as a dynamic traffic management device that warns oncoming drivers of real-time reduced or stopped vehicles ahead. I had been monitoring these folks for a while, admiring the innovative solutions they were

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 even eliminate these deadly crashes on their road system. They took up both conventional and