Safe Roadways, Safe People
Many people don’t think about the various things that affect their safety on the road. It doesn’t matter, whether you drive in a small town or a large city. The roadways, highways, and thoroughfares are all related. Drivers and pedestrians use these to get from place to place. This is one of the reasons why it is important to keep safety in mind.
During the Bush Administration, certain changes were set to affect the nation’s street signs, traffic signs, and road signs. These changes are to be completed by two specific dates. Part of these changes will occur by January 2012. Other changes are to be completed by January 2018. The overall goal of these changes is to encourage safety.
City and town leaders in various locations around the country are responsible for these street signs. They will actively begin looking for the right sign companies for their purchases. Some cities will buy parking signs online, while others will by their street signs from local vendors. There are many considerations that factor into this process. Cost is one concern to remember, as well as, finding signs that are of good quality.
Specific changes to signs
One of the most important considerations for changes to road signs is MUTCD or the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This manual will be used to ensure that signs are in compliance with new regulations. There are specific changes to certain types of signs. The lettering will increase from 4 inches to 6 inches for some signs. Other signs will now include reflective lettering. This will make them easier to see at night.
The cost of changes
Many city officials around the country are concerned with the cost of these changes. This is especially the case for cash strapped locations. Larger cities like New York City will pay much more for their traffic signs than smaller locations. In fact, this city may end up paying more than $27 million dollars for changes. Finding reasonably prices signs is going to prove paramount here.
Diverse sign companies are absolutely important in this process. These are companies that play a role in not only ordering signs, but in the manufacture of them too. These companies are often able to offer better prices. At the same time, a variety of delivery options may be available as well. Delivery issues and warranty issues will be important.
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