Will changes help?
Regulations set in place by the Bush Administration will impact road signs, and highway signs. The changes for these signs are meant to encourage compliance with laws, as well as, to provide drivers with more safety. Pedestrians are also at risk when these signs are not obeyed.
The changes of these signs are hoped to increase obedience to speed limits and other notifications. If all goes well the roadways will be much safer around the country. Some of the changes to road signs are set to take place by January 2012. Other changes will be completed by January 2018.
Cities around the country are responsible for complying with these regulations. Signs are to fit into requirements found in the MUTCD or the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Traffic signs fit into the category of these devices. Some changes will affect speed limit signs, while others will focus on directional signs. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits these signs can bring.
Easier to find destinations
There will be certain street signs changed that have to do with destination. The wording on signs will increase so that they can be seen much more easily. This is a benefit for travelers or vacationers in a specific location. Business people and delivery workers will also find that driving is simpler.
Obey speed limits at night
One of the things that city leaders are going to look for when purchasing signs is reflective lettering. Certain speed limits will receive reflective letters. This will make them easier to be seen during the evening hours and at night. Nighttime driving will be affected greatly by this positive change.
Keep pedestrians safe
Pedestrians are just as important as drivers. The changes made to traffic signs and parking signs will be useful in this way. They will work to keep pedestrians safe no matter where they are. Drivers will see signs better and be able to comply to laws more easily. Finding the right sign company is going to be paramount in meeting new regulations. The best companies are those that can help cities meet regulations.
Old signs repaired
Another benefit to the changes of road signs is the corrections that will take place. Some locations have signs that have long since needed repairs. These signs should be addressed when other compliance rules are followed. This is a safety benefit to the general public, as well as, drivers.
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