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Warning sign helps equestrians cross safely

Background

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On the busy A76 trunk road in Scotland, Bargower horse riding school was facing a long-standing problem: the nature of their business required children on horses to cross over the A76 several times per week at multiple crossing points. This road has a large volume of HGV traffic, and vehicles often travelling at 50 to 70mph.

Solution

Coeval designed a unique and innovative road safety solution for warning of hazards ahead, allowing riders to instantly alert oncoming drivers of crossing horses and informing them to slow down to an acceptable speed. 3 activation points with dual high and low-level push buttons allow horse-mounted and unmounted rider operation. The units are solar-powered, with below-ground battery storage well away from horses’ hooves. In addition to the pole- mounted push button, remote and handheld activation are available. Once triggered, wireless communication is made with the two solar-powered Hazard Warning Signs that contains a highly visible LED Hazard Warning combined with Flashing Ambers to reduce speed. Secondary vinyl triangles provide a permanent warning.

Key Highlights

  • The riding school can instantaneously activate warning signs from 3 separate locations to provide drivers with information of a hazard ahead
  • Provides riders and instructors with confidence that vehicles will slow to acceptable speeds when the sign is flashing
  • Provides a half-mile stretch of reduced speed using advanced radio comms
  • Solar and wireless technology significantly reduces the installation and future maintenance costs

 

“Coeval designed a unique and innovative road safety solution that allowed riders to instantly warns drivers of the Hazard of ‘Horses Crossing’ ahead…”

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What our clients say

Connect Plus Services M25 Dartford Crossing

‘Even a short closure of the tunnel causes great congestion in the area, and if an over height vehicle were to cause that level of damage, the tunnel could be closed for hours, if not days, which would bring the whole of the South East of England to a standstill.

When the Coeval over height vehicle detectors were first installed, we were talking about 10’s of vehicles a day that we were stopping; we are now down to low single figures, 4 or 5 vehicles a day we need to extract for being over height, so it’s a great improvement in efficiency through the crossing.’

Platinum Electrical Ltd

‘Having used Coeval for the first time, we found them to be friendly and really helpful in ensuring we received the correct item we required. We were happy with the extremely quick response times and professional service they offer. We would definitely recommend their services to others.’

Gloucestershire Airport

‘Thank you for your prompt and efficient service regarding our request for training on the 21st of August. You guys have been incredibly helpful over this.’

City of Edinburgh Council

‘Coeval won the tender for the replacement overheight vehicle detector systems. The work was completed within programme and budget. We are now satisfied that the new systems will help protect the bridges for several years to come.’

Swindon Borough Council

‘A sound, honest and efficient service provided by Coeval. Would be very happy for Coeval to manufacture and supply more of Swindon’s signs.’