The Robo Flagger Checkpoint exceeds MUTCD automatic flagging approvals. Many approved devices simply rotate a stop/slow paddle from a position on the shoulder of road. They are based on an assumption that, in the chaos and confusion present, all the motorists will see the paddle and notice the change and then respond accordingly.

For some applications this might be sufficient, but when you really need to assure the motorists receive the message that the road or lane is closed, the Robo Flagger Checkpoint has both a traffic light and a control arm/barrier that clearly closes the lane. Improving motorists and worker safety alike, while at the same time reducing liability and operating cost too.

Moreover, because the Robo Flagger Checkpoint does convey a such clear message, when combined with its portability and easy set up, it makes an ideal remote controlled force protection checkpoint platform to safely prescreen vehicles with too.

WORK ZONE Traffic Control System Configurations (MUTCD Compliant)
1 Controller and No Human
  • Intermittent/Infrequent Closure/Work Zone Warning Device:
    Unmanned, working as zone warning device until a temporary closure is needed.
1 Controller and 1 Human
  • High Risk Location:
    Operator standing out of harms way working automated flagger with 25’ hard-wired extension or wireless controller.
  • Hall Road Crossing:
    Operator at entrance to haul road or roadway entry point where they have a clear view of approaching construction traffic and being able to stop traffic at a safer for the traffic location hundreds of feet away with the wireless controller.
  • Two-Way Traffic:
    Flagger working at one end of a work zone, controlling both directions with the wireless controller.
2 Controllers and No Human
  • Emergency lane closure:
    One-way traffic around hazard controlled 24/7 by timed sequence.
  • Intermittent/Infrequent Closure/Work Zone Warning Device:
    Unmanned working as zone warning device until a temporary closure is needed.
2 Controllers and 1 Human
  • Two-Way Traffic – Long Sections or Curves:
    Single operator, at a strategic location, can control traffic through a long sections and or on a curve with their wireless controller (up to 1 mile range).

Unmanned Standoff Stops and Prescreening
  • Standoff Stops:
    Approaching traffic is stopped at unmanned controller and released through to checkpoint one vehicle at a time.
  • Standoff Prescreening and Driver Instructions:
    Via the CCTV and two-way PA systems the remote operator and translator can see and communicate with the driver and or inspect the vehicle. Upon completion the driver can be given clear instructions to proceed or go to a secondary stop location.
  • High Threat Prescreening:
    1st Controller stops all traffic and allows one vehicle at a time to proceed to an automated secondary screening checkpoint.
    Both locations can have PA and CCTV capabilities, but the high risk secondary stop can employ additional lighting, sensors and multiple regular and infrared cameras, and there the occupants can be ordered out of the vehicle, safely.
  • Multilane Capable:
    The Portable station signal heads and signs can be rotated 180 degrees to facilitate positioning on either side of a traffic lane. Therefore each approaching lane can have its own fully interactive remote controller.