Imperial Irrigation District General Manager Jesse Silva and the IID Board of Directors honored the district's pole trailer light kit team as team of the month for January at the board's Jan. 8 meeting.
The team, consisting of safety coordinators, metalsmiths, auto mechanics and power department construction and maintenance personnel, came together to develop, fabricate and put into service a traffic warning device to mark the rear of the district's power poles towed in traffic.
In the past there have been instances of motorists running into power poles as the poles are being towed to job sites. The light bar assemblies provide an added measure of safety to the public and reduce liability exposure for the district.
The assemblies are 24 inches wide and incorporate stoplights, taillights, turn signal lights and clearance lights. The units are considerably more visible than required by the motor vehicle code and what the district has used in the past.