G4−20: Halogen Stop/Slow Paddle
The halogen stop/slow paddle is used to control traffic through work zones and is equipped with halogen lights, which can be illuminated by the operator of the sign. The halogen paddle is visible from distances beyond 285 feet, and is especially useful during daytime operations. The Michigan Department of Transportation has tested and began supplying them to road crews.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Paddles were adopted to improve the visibility and safety of road crews in low visibility situations.
Protection for road crews, improved visibility, and safety.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Any work zone situation requiring a flagger.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Dave Morena, FHWA Michigan Division Office
Telephone: (517) 702−1836