Common Myths About the Traffic Management Industry

There’s many myths that surround the traffic management industry and believe us when we say, we’ve heard our fair share!  We wanted to explore some of these common myths and share our insights as to whether there’s any truth in them.  It’s also a chance for us to help inform those in the community about what we are and aren’t responsible for.

We launched recently a ‘Myths’ series where we share a common myth and then provide our take on it.

In this blog we’ll share three common myths. But we’ll be adding to these myths over the coming months so make sure you follow our Facebook and LinkedIn pages to keep up to date! 

Myth 1: All a TC does is hold the Stop/Go Paddle

A Traffic Controller (TC) or Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) Worker as they're now called, does hold the paddle. But their role is much more than that.

They get involved in quite a few TTM tasks including setting up and packing down sites and helping with driving activity. Often, it's their friendly face you see when you drive through roadworks. 


Myth 2: I'll be doing the same job in traffic management, forever!

Well, that depends entirely on YOU!  If you're fit, reliable, committed and hardworking, then you can have more than a job in traffic management, you can make it your career.

At Road Safe, high-energy people with an eye for detail, good communication skills and a positive attitude thrive! 


Myth 3: Traffic Management only works at roadwork sites

Wrong! While traffic management for roading and civil projects is what the public knows us for, we actually get involved in a variety of work. 

We're involved in traffic management for things like:

Events - anything from concerts, music festivals, expos, sports events, sponsorship events and community events

Cruise Ships - helping passengers get on and off the cruise ships safely

Residential Work - traffic management for things like arborists at work, concrete crews, crane projects like lifting in a swimming pool and more!

    To find out more about the different roles in traffic management and the type of work we’re involved in head to our Careers page.