Traffic and pedestrian signals represent the foundation of safety at any signalized intersection. They also represent the first, and arguably the most important, interaction motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
For more than eight decades, Econolite has led the industry in both innovation and breadth of traffic and pedestrian signal solutions for virtually every application, helping transportation agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) efficiently and cost-effectively meet evolving traffic management programs.
Backplates provide improved visibility of the illuminated face of the signal by introducing a controlled-contrast background. Improved signal indication visibility will lead to increased safety performance at the intersection. Adding backplates have been shown to be a cost effective method to reducing right angle crashes associated with red-light running.