Weekly Video Rewind: Rumble Strips

We’re gearing up for the season of Summer Blockbusters, but this opening day,  the two leading ladies of Snow White and the Huntsman aren’t the only things in movies that are ready to rumble: check out our product demo video of the week:

Speed Nubs Rumble Strips: If you’ve ever wished you could slow down traffic (in a way that won’t get you arrested for doing something really, really weird), take less than a minute out of your day and watch as our in-house New Products Guru explains how to use Speed Nubs Rumble Strips, which are more or less DIY speed bumps for driveways and private parking lots. Speed Nubs are made of heavy duty molded rubber, have excellent surface traction, and can be anchored to the ground (either temporarily or permanently) using nails/spikes or epoxy. If you know a speed demon or two who need to be taught a lesson, you’re definitely going to want to check this out.

Speed Nubs Rumble Strips: Think You’re Gonna Speed on My Turf? You’d Better Think Again.

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Traffic Control and Safety 

speed-nubs-rumble-stripsWe’ve all got one: the moron down the street who rips down the road at twice the posted speed limit, so busy reaching for their dropped cell phone or honking and yelling at their high-class neighborhood drinking buddies that they can’t be bothered to look out for, say, kids out on their bikes, or cars coming in the opposite direction. There’s one such model citizen living about a block from me, and every single time I hear his rusted-out van tearing past, I wish that I had some of those spiky stop sticks that the police throw across the road to neatly and efficiently end high-speed chases.

While I have a winning design idea for a front-porch stop stick launcher that can reel deployed tire spikes back into my house after they’ve done their job, I’m unfortunately a mere civilian who can’t lawfully take such drastic measures. But I’m happy to say that non-law-enforcement types now have the means to control traffic speed in driveways and private parking lots, as well as at special events. Meet Speed Nubs Rumble Strips.

In addition to having an incredibly fun-to-say name, Speed Nubs Rumble Strips possess the power to get the attention of otherwise indifferent drivers, and have a way of encouraging better braking skills. Basically do-it-yourself speed bumps, Rumble Strips are heavy duty rubber strips that can be “nailed” into the ground via their included 3-inch spikes, anywhere that you see the need for speed control.

Rumble Strips come in pairs, and are available in black (to blend in), yellow (to say “watch out!”), or a combination of the two. They can be used at the ends of driveways, to slow incoming cars before they possibly encounter playing children, and to slow down kids on bikes who are inclined to speed out of the driveway and into the street without checking for traffic first. They’re also excellent for use in and around pickup/drop-off areas at schools and daycare centers, and can keep traffic flow in check in special event parking lots.

So, you think you’re gonna speed on my turf, huh? Then you’d best get ready to rumble.

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Morris Small Wall Light Packs: Tough and Compact Outdoor Security Lighting, Anywhere You Need It

small-wall-light-packUnder normal circumstances, the dark doesn’t bother me, but put a big chunk of darkness between all-by-my-lonesome me and my car in a semi-sketchy neighborhood, and then you’ve got something else altogether. A few years back, I spent 4th of July on the beach with friends in a city that has an incredibly swank little downtown district, which happens to back right up to the Atlantic. Unfortunately, said swank entertainment district had been carved out of some surrounding unsavory neighborhoods, which still had a reputation to be home to some… ummm… “interesting characters” during the after-hours time slot.

When I had arrived, parking was almost non-existent, and as a last resort, many visitors were leaving their cars on the street in the very outer reaches of safety. Everything looked okay in the bright sun, but that night, when the fireworks had ended and the crowds thinned, it was a long, dark and somewhat nerve-wracking walk back, alone, through some extremely dark, shadowy, and slightly-too-quiet side streets.

I’d have given anything to have a few more of these babies around.

Morris Small Wall Pack Lighting Units are designed to provide an extra measure of weatherproof, tamper-resistant safety lighting in both outdoor and semi-outdoor settings like parking garages, walkways, entry ways, loading docks, building perimeters, and anywhere else that danger can potentially strike in the dark. They not only help make the bad guys a little more visible, but also make it easier for pedestrians to see, and avoid, hazards or obstacles that may be in their paths.

Small Wall Pack Lights are available with High Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide lamps, and are UL 924 listed, so they’re safe for use even in damp or wet environments. They include knockouts that allow for optional installation over conduit, and can even be customized with photo sensors, so that they automatically turn on when it gets dark enough for you to need the extra light.

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