"How hard could it be?" This is one of the most common, and often least self-aware questions people ask.
"He missed a wide open three pointer. How hard could it be?"
"That guy could only eat 36 hot dogs? Come on, how hard could it be?"
"I could make that six-foot putt with The Masters on the line. I've made putts like that before, how hard could it be?"
It's easy to make assumptions about what we can and cannot do, and the nature of skill and expertise. When it comes to something that appears to be very simple on the surface, such as traffic management, that instinct becomes even more pervasive. After all, what does it really take to direct traffic around a construction site safely? All you really need are a couple of guys with signs, right?
That assumption could not be further from the truth. And unlike a golf putt, or a three-point shot, or a hot dog eating contest, the stakes for traffic management are quite serious, as unsafe traffic situations can put lives at risk. Granted, hot dog contests probably can, too
Experience is highly important when it comes to traffic management. A highly experienced company such as Traffic Safety understands how to manage traffic for a wide range of projects and events. It involves a lot more than holding up some signs, and traffic professionals are licensed and highly experienced in the science and art of managing traffic.
Many factors have to be accounted for, such as traffic patterns, time of day, proximity to the road, the type of event or construction project, and permissions from relevant authorities. Doing things the right way, with the help of an experienced partner, protects you from risk and liability, and keeps your personnel safe.
If safety matters to you and your organization, then you need to turn to the professionals for traffic management services. And, moreover, you need to choose the most experienced and reputable company possible.
The Professional Difference
Just as you wouldn't bring an amateur in to take a critical putt in a pro golf tournament, you should never assume that traffic management can be handled by just anyone. Understanding the ins and outs of how traffic flows—and how to keep people safe around it — is essential. In unpredictable traffic situations, having the right training and the right equipment makes all the difference.
So, the next time you need traffic managed during a special event or construction project, turn to the experienced pros at Traffic Safety. And save those 'how hard could it be?' moments for your favorite sport.