The article emphasizes the importance of better sign maintenance. This goal can be achieved with three rules: use the best, most durable materials available; implement a systematic program of inspection and replacement as described in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program report no. 157; and follow the recommendations of the Transportation Research Board's report no. 218, 'Transportation in an Aging Society.' It is noted that changes in attitudes to tort claims has created concerns for traffic agencies, and the question of accouuntability has spurred efforts to determine standards by which to judge the problem of adequate traffic signs. Comments are made in this regard on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

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  • Pagination: p. 8-11
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  • Accession Number: 00497543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM