There are several benefits of having regulatory signs in small communities, one of which is that they help
prevent accidents by keeping people informed about the local rules and restrictions. These signs
are especially important for people driving through areas they're unfamiliar with, as they might not be
aware of the trick turn or somewhat sudden stop sign that the locals know about.
This is why selecting the right regulatory signs is an essential safety practice for small communities. For
your convenience, we've compiled the top 10 best signs for small communities:
1. Stop Signs
There are several useful variations of this classic sign. Hand-held stop sign paddles, for example, help
direct traffic on construction sites. You can also purchase a sign warning that a stop sign is coming, which
is handy for areas where a stop sign may be somewhat obscured.
2. Yield Signs
As with the stop sign, you can order a variation of the standard yield sign that warns that the actual yield
sign is coming soon. There are also signs asking drivers to yield to pedestrians, rather than just other
3. Passing Zone Signs
You can use passing zones to advise people against passing entirely or warn them to pass with care. The
latter is important in hilly areas or anywhere else that may lack visibility.
4. Railroad Signs
If you have concerns about any railroads in your community, consider ordering a railroad sign with flashing
LED lights. You can then pair this highly visible sign with another sign warning people not to pass stopped
5. Bicycle Signs
Accidents involving bicyclists and motorcyclists are often attributed to negligence from car drivers. You
can help prevent these collisions by putting up bicycle signs that remind drivers to share the road.
Variations of these signs can also be used to direct bicycle traffic.
6. Pet Signs
Having an issue with dogs leaving little gifts all around town? Put up a few signs reminding people to clean
up after their dogs and keep them on leashes. Thankfully, there's plenty of humorous interpretations of the
clean up sign to keep things lighthearted.
7. School Signs
For a community to be truly safe, it's essential to keep everyone informed about how to drive in and
around a school zone. That's why there are signs that warn people to slow down, watch out for buses, and
be especially aware during school hours.
8. Surveillance Signs
If your community is experiencing vandalism or burglaries, considering purchasing some surveillance signs
for your residential or community properties. Signs that inform (or even bluff) that the property has 24-
hour camera surveillance can be an effective preventative measure.
9. Property Signs
Can you really get mad at someone for being on your property if they didn't know it was your property in
the first place? Put up Private Road, No Trespassing, or Private Drive property signs to inform people that
certain areas are off-limits.
10. Restrictive Signs
Restrictive signs can be customized to suit all your needs, whether you'd like to restrict skateboarding,
fishing, fireworks, littering, or anything else on your property.
Dornbos Sign and Safety Has It All
You can get every one of these signs and their many variations at Dornbos Sign and Safety. We offer a
wide selection of Michigan regulatory signs, all made here in the USA. We're an independent, family-owned
business dedicated to keeping communities safer with our high-quality stock and custom signs.
If you'd like to place an order, have us help you with a custom design, or have any questions at all, please
don't hesitate to reach out. Contact us through our email at [email protected], by calling
1-800-922-0029, or through our online form. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!