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30-Year Anniversary

TrafFix Devices, Inc.

160 Avenida La Pata
949.361.5663

www.traffixdevices.com

From left, city of San Clemente officials Lawrence Brotman, Dave Rebensdorf and Mark Iverson stand in front of the TrafFix Devices, Inc., Scorpion Trailer Attenuator, which helps cushion the impact of vehicles to the back of large vehicles used in public works. TrafFix has been in business for 30 years. Photo: Eric Heinz
From left, city of San Clemente officials Lawrence Brotman, Dave Rebensdorf and Mark Iverson stand in front of the TrafFix Devices, Inc., Scorpion Trailer Attenuator, which helps cushion the impact of vehicles to the back of large vehicles used in public works. TrafFix has been in business for 30 years. Photo: Eric Heinz

City of San Clemente public works and utilities employees will now have an extra piece of security when working with a dump truck. With 30 years of experience, TrafFix Devices, Inc., recently sold a large piece of equipment to the city of San Clemente that helps brace the impact of oncoming vehicles headed toward collisions with large dump trucks.

The piece is called the Scorpion Trailer Attenuator, which is designed to alleviate crashes and protect drivers and people in roadwork zones.

The city of San Clemente recently purchased one for its solid waste truck.

“The survivability of a driver (who crashes into the back) is much greater with this unit rather than hitting the back of a dump truck at 60 miles per hour,” said Mark Iverson, chief operator at the city of San Clemente.

The product was developed by TrafFix and has been on the market for more than 18 years.

“When I realized my workers were at risk and the drivers were at risk, we knew that we had to take steps to protect them,” Lawrence M. Brotman, chief utilities operator at the city of San Clemente, said.

Each device costs about $32,000, but they are able to be rebuilt if they’re crashed into. They are filled with aluminum buffers that crumple and slow down the impact.

TrafFix recently celebrated its 30th year in business.

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