Temporary Traffic Control

Temporary Traffic Control


Roadway crashes are a result of three primary contributing factors: human behavior, the roadway itself and the vehicle. A combination of any or all of these factors may lead to a crash or increase the severity of a crash. However, research proves that the greatest potential to improve roadway safety is by a comprehensive approach that includes enforcement, education, emergency response and engineering infrastructure safety countermeasures.

Engineering countermeasures are roadway and infrastructure improvements implemented directly to the roadway network. Countermeasures (also known as strategies) include rumble strips, highly reflective signs and pavement markings, roadside hardware devices (guardrail and cable median barrier), traffic control devices and other geometric improvements. These strategies can actually mitigate against behavior-related crashes by alerting drivers of an upcoming change in the driving environment that requires action or by providing positive guidance to prevent a collision. Countermeasures can minimize the consequences of a driver action that causes a vehicle to depart the roadway or collide with another conflicting vehicle.

ATSSA's Temporary Traffic Control Committee (member login required) works to promote the significance of these temporary traffic control devices and how they impact the roadway safety industry. Committee members focus on federal advocacy, work with ATSSA chapters and members to develop and deliver government relations services and provide general education on roadway safety infrastructure. The committee also fosters knowledge exchange at all ATSSA venues and works to increase the number of members and/or companies participating in ATSSA programs and events.



Register at Convention to play a role in advocating for roadway safety

ATSSA’s Legislative Briefing & Fly-In set for April 18-19 in the nation’s capital

ATSSA’s 2023 Legislative Briefing & Fly-In offers members the opportunity to play a role in advocating for roadway safety at the national level.

This annual event, which is an exclusive member benefit, takes place April 18-19 in Washington, D.C. Members will have the opportunity to deliver roadway safety solutions to the Capitol Hill offices of lawmakers and their staffs, who craft policy that affects the roadway safety infrastructure industry for years to come.

This year, both House and Senate office buildings are fully open to visitors.

“We look forward to having ease of access to Capitol Hill offices this year,” said ATSSA Vice President of Engagement Nate Smith. “Our team works diligently to set up multiple meetings with legislators for every person attending this important advocacy event. We recognize the importance of face-to-face advocacy with legislators and have seen the benefits for our members and the industry.”

This year’s Legislative Briefing & Fly-In coincides with National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), which will be held April 17-21 and has the theme, “You play a role in work zone safety. Work With Us.”

ATSSA members will have the opportunity to raise awareness of work zone safety while encouraging legislators to work with us to develop lifesaving policy for the nation’s roadways. Members can play a role in roadway safety by participating in the Legislative Briefing & Fly-In, April 18-19.

Online registration is now open. Members can also register during ATSSA’s 53rd Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, which runs Feb. 17-21. A $750 scholarship for the first 10 first-time attendees who register and attend the event is available.

Housing registration is also open at the Pendry hotel, located at 655 Water St., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Reserve housing by March 17. ATSSA cannot guarantee room availability or reduced rates after that date. The Legislative Briefing will be held at the hotel on April 18 as well as an ATSSA PAC meeting that evening.

Members are responsible for housing and transportation costs.

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