DO YOUR TOWN'S SIGNS PASS THE SAFETY TEST?

This article provides a brief rundown on how to get the most out of street signs in terms of their placement, visibility and safety. Tips include placing signs at least 150 feet apart and never positioning a sign on a post within a shoulder lane where drivers may be forced to pull over. The article covers overhead signs as well as posted signs, the use of retro-reflective material, a description of MUTCD sign specifications, and the use of technology, such as Sign Inventory Management Systems. The article describes the use of new signage technologies in Utah, New Hampshire, and Iowa, and includes photographs of signs that are confusing and/or unsafe.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    James Informational Media, Incorporated

    2720 South River Road, Suite 126
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-
  • Authors:
    • Stidger, R W
  • Publication Date: 2005-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:32AM