Improve Sign Inventory Management with Sign Date Stickers
Posted by Kelsey Mansel on 22nd Oct 2020
How Sign Date Stickers Improve Your Traffic Signage
Sign dating stickers provide a critical tool for cities, counties, and other municipalities to keep track of their traffic signage and ensure compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The State of Michigan began implementing sign date stickers in 1981 as a means of keeping track of signs for replacement and warranty purposes. In order to improve visibility, traffic signs feature a reflectorized adhesive material that illuminates under car headlights at night. While this material is high quality and durable for outdoor use—the MUTCD recommends replacement every 8 – 12 years (depending on grade of reflective used) in order to ensure maximum reflectivity.
How They Work
Date stickers are easy to use—simply punch the current month and year and apply to the back of your traffic sign during installation. Here at Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. we use high quality 3M reflective material with strong adhesive that will not peel or tear off your signs during inclement weather. It is important for municipalities to inventory their current signage each year to see if replacements are needed in accordance with the MUTCD’s requirements for reflectivity. Not only do these date stickers provide a useful tool for inventory management—they are also helpful in the event of sign failure. Date stickers offer useful insight in the event that signs fade or otherwise fail prematurely.
Customize to Fit Your Needs
Here at Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. we understand that each situation is unique and may require customization to fit your needs. Customer service is our top priority and we are eager to help you find a style and verbiage that works best for your road department. In order to discourage sign theft some municipalities choose to include a note that stealing or tampering with traffic control devices is punishable by law and may result in time in jail or payment of a specified fine. Many road departments also include their name and phone number in the event of sign damage to ensure speedy replacement.
How Else Can Date Stickers Be Used?
Date decals have numerous applications that extend beyond traffic signage. We have produced decal designs for cities and counties to keep track of various traffic control devices such as barricades, cones, barrels, and other safety equipment. This is an excellent way to mark your inventory while also keeping an accurate record of shelf life for your devices.
Where Can I Find Date Stickers?
Here at Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. we are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible. We have been manufacturing traffic signs and decals for over 60 years and are proud to serve cities and counties across the US. Our sign date decals are made from high quality 3M reflective material that is made in the USA.
We offer a variety of sign date decals on our website which can be found here. If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for—no problem! Simply contact our design team at one of the addresses below and we would be happy to put together a proof and quote for approval.
Why wait? Reach out today and improve your traffic sign management with high quality reflective sign date stickers.
You can reach us here or at 1-800-922-0029.