Traffic Safety: The Benefits of Message Boards

Published on June 14th, 2019

As a car accident lawyer serving San Antonio, Jesse Hernandez has seen his fair share of accidents, many of which could have been avoided.In a time where electronics are favored and constantly used, highway message boards have become more and more prominent to keep people safe by displaying messages about traffic updates and upcoming accidents.

What Are Traffic Message Boards?

Traffic message boards are the large transportable signs with a digital display that you’ll spot on highways. They are normally meant to communicate important information like speed limits, upcoming landmarks and their distance from you, and if there’s traffic or an accident ahead. More recently, we are seeing messages that now alternate between traffic updates and a message about staying safe.

What Are The Benefits?

More common are the message boards that contribute to safer conditions on the road for drivers by providing real-time traffic updates and communication about the hazards up ahead. The signs tell you to slow down, look out for hazards (like a vehicle on the side of the road), and what the traffic will be like as you head to your destination. However, due to the durability and orange and black design, message boards are now adding sentences about road safety into the rotation and gaining the driver’s attention in order to keep their hands on the wheel.

For example, around the time of Thanksgiving, one sign read: “Feast Your Eyes on the Road / Drive Safely.” The goal is to get the attention of those in the vehicles on the highways and make sure they practice safer driving.

 

If you ever find yourself in need of a lawyer, the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez understands that legal emergencies can arise at any time. The car accident lawyer of San Antonia is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to help clients with multiple cases.

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