Brilliant Idea #77. Pop-up wind resistant traffic signs

I watched some road workers struggling with a temporary road-sign on the motorway. When the wind is strong, the sign becomes a sail and are very hazardous. Safety is an enormous issue for road maintenance companies and the potential cost if something went wrong is enormous.

Brilliant idea #77 combines two common technologies.

This perforated material that allows (in this case) wind to pass through it, whilst still be opaque enough to be readible.

translucent vehicle graphics

And this pop-up design (but more robust).

pull up bannerSo rather than the road worker carrying a large, heavy sign across the carriageway and hoping a gust of wind doesn’t cause any problems, they carry one unit (the left hand picture above) and pull-up the sign.

Brilliant.