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What is Traffic Control & Why Must it be Implemented Safely?

Traffic control can be frustrating when it means closed lanes or congested traffic – especially when you’re in a hurry. And yet, safe traffic management is an essential service – without it, our road networks simply couldn’t function.

It involves organising, arranging and guiding stationary and moving traffic – this includes cars, trucks, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. The signs themselves ensure that construction workers are able to get to the site safely, or that emergency services are able to access the site of an accident quicker, while road users continue to pass by safely.

A well-designed traffic management plan gives motorists plenty of notice that there are changes to the normal road conditions up ahead, so that they have ample time to slow down and be on alert.

Why is traffic control important?

Whether there’s been an incident onsite or there’s a public event on nearby which is impacting the traffic, motorists can’t be expected to adapt to new traffic conditions in real-time without help.

This help comes in the form of qualified traffic control experts, and highly visible equipment like Bollards, Cones , Barrier boards and other traffic control equipment. By guiding traffic past obstructions on the side of the road, or through intersections that have been compromised in some way, we can avoid more accidents from occurring.

Traffic control is important for:

  • Maintaining a safe flow of traffic

  • Preventing accidents and minimising road hazards as much as possible

  • Allowing road construction projects to be carried out safely and efficiently

Road safety traffic control – how do you implement it safely?

At BBC Traffic, we have over 25 years of experience implementing safe traffic management procedures on short notice. Our team has undergone extensive training (and regularly engages in retraining to stay fresh) in safe traffic control, so that we are familiar with every scenario and can swiftly react to rapidly evolving situations.

We only use top-of-the-line equipment, which we maintain for longevity. Not only is BBC Traffic fully insured, but we provide emergency 24/7 services because we understand that not every situation which requires dependable traffic control is planned or expected.

Call BBC Traffic for safe traffic management in Melbourne

You can count on us for emergency 24/7 traffic control, equipment hire, plans/permit acquisition and any other traffic management solutions you require. Call 1300 155 166 to speak with a professional member of our team today.


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