Traffic control devices are all signs, signals, markings, and devices on, over, or adjacent to a street or highway by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction to regulate, warn, or guide traffic. The need for uniform standards was recognized long ago. In 1927, AASHTO published a manual for rural roads and in 1929, the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety published a manual for urban streets. In 1935, a joint committee of AASHTO and NCSHS published the first edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This manual sets forth the basic principles that govern the design and usage of traffic control devices. This manual presents traffic control device standards for all streets and highways open to public travel regardless of type or class or the governmental agency having jurisdiction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The 1988 edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, including Revision 3, Part VI, is now available on CD from Yellow Dog Electonic Publishing, Inc, 8052 Steeple Chase Court, Springfield, VA, 22153, tel: (703) 912-7790.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • English

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00484084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-89-006,, HTO-21/2-89(15M)P
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1996 12:00AM