3.4.1. Devices to Control Traffic
- Hand held STOP/SLOW Sign
- Red and Green Flags
- Devices should be in good clean condition
3.4.2. The Traffic Controller
- 30 meters in advance of work area.
- With good site distance of oncoming traffic.
- With an escape path in an emergency.
- Where the other Traffic Controller is visible.
- Use Two-way Radios for Communication where other Traffic Controller is not visible.
- Where the Traffic Controller can be seen by the road user. Be aware of:
- Sun glare
- Signs and other objects
3.4.3. Limitations of a Traffic Controller
- Should only control traffic with a STOP/SLOW sign or Red and Green flags
- Has no authority to demand a motorist’s name & address
- Has no authority to direct traffic through red traffic signals
3.4.4. Correct Clothing (Traffic Safety Vest)
- Ensure visibility of the controller
- Gives authority to controller
- Reflectorized for visibility at night
- Wear over wet weather clothing
Vest must be:
- Worn at all times while working on or near the roadway
- Properly Fastened
- Clean and in good condition
- Display organization identification
3.4.5. Key Points for the Traffic Controller
- Be visible to the road user
- Do not stand on the road until approaching traffic has stopped
- Do not turn your back to traffic
- Give clear instructions to road users
- Watch for drivers who may not obey instructions
- Be alert and ready for the unexpected
- Always have a clear escape path