STUDY OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DIRECTIONAL AND OTHER OFFICIAL SIGNS. SYNTHESIS REPORT

This report contains the results of an evaluation of the National Standards for Directional and Other Official Signs (Part 21, Section 131 (c), Title 23, United States Code). It is the first in a series of three reports. The others in the series are: (1) FHWA-RD-117, STUDY OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DIRECTIONAL AND OTHER OFFICIAL SIGNS, Laboratory Evaluation, A. G. Klipple and K. M. Roberts, Office of Research, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and (2) FHWA-RD-118, STUDY OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DIRECTIONAL AND OTHER OFFICIAL SIGNS, Overview of Their Adequacy, J. V. Fechter, V. J. Pezoldt, J. J. Persensky, and J. R. Lepkowski, Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards (NBS). A synthesis of the results obtained in the FHWA laboratory and the NBS efforts as documented in the reports named above is presented in this report. The results indicate that the present size standards are adequate for signs positioned near the roadway, but are suboptimal for signs remotely located off the right-of-way. There is no evidence to support any change to the present standards governing number and spacing of public information signs. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mast, T M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-116 Final Rpt., FCP 32C2-082
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM