Maintain High Quality MUTCD Signage
10th Jun 2019
The Federal Highway Administration is responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all vehicles on the road. Through the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the FHA has designed signage that tells drivers al the following:
- When to stop or slow down
- How fast to travel
- Where to park
The most common signs are uniform: take a Stop sign for example. It has a distinctive shape and color that makes it recognizable even if the word “stop” is somehow not present.
At Dornbos Sign And Safety, we offer signs that conform to the MUTCD regulations and are made from lightweight aluminum and are coated with 3M reflective sheeting. This allows them to remain visible at night. Our signs are durable, visible, and contribute to public safety.
These are a few of the signs we offer.
Signs for businesses
When businesses have parking lots, there are a number of signs they may need, such as:
- Showing that the street is being monitored by hidden cameras
- Indicating reserved or accessible parking
- Indicating no parking
- Spots for electric vehicle charging.
These signs help a business make sure that its parking lot stays orderly and safe, 24/7.
Street signs give drivers a wealth of information. They convey what street someone is actually on, how fast they are allowed to drive, roads they can and cannot drive down, and plenty more. Dornbos Sign and Safety carries many different types of street signs, including:
- Street name signs
- Fire hydrant signs (with or without “no parking” additions)
- Crosswalk signs
- And different types of “Watch For Children” signs.
These signs are perfect for neighborhoods and communities, but we also carry street signs that are designed for busy local routes and highways. Examples include speed limit signs, U-Turn and No U-Turn signs, and Stop Ahead signs.
One space where signs are absolute crucial is within construction areas. Drivers often need to slow down, navigate different traffic patterns than usual, and stop and move at different places and speeds than they’re accustomed to.
An accident in this area can be particularly dangers as construction sites generally involve heavy machinery and several workers.
In order to maintain safety in construction zones, we offer several different possibilities. Signs include:
- Stop/Slow signs on 7ft handles, and with replacement handles
- Be Prepared To Stop signs, both on stands or handheld
- And signs indicating single lanes ahead.
When driving through construction zones, drivers want to keep themselves and others safe. Having signs like these posted helps them know where to go to maintain safety for everyone.
Nature Area Signs
Many communities are surrounded by beautiful natural communities. There is space for hiking, biking, camping, and more. But these areas can also be dangerous to those who aren’t familiar with the area. Signage can help them be aware of what’s going on and what is safe to do.
- Signs indicating that using ATV (all terrain vehicles) are safe or not safe
- Indications that particular areas are not safe for swimming or diving
- Showing that certain areas aren’t safe for sledding or skiing.
- Signs telling visitors not to feed squirrels.
Visitors to the area may not know how to behave in nature in general -- or in any one particular area. Using signage to help them out keeps an area safer, since park rangers can’t be everywhere at all times.
Some smaller camping grounds and hiking areas may not even have specific rangers. These areas in particular can benefit from signage.
Signs help keep our society safe and make sure that people know what’s going on in the world around them. If you need high quality signs, contact Dornbos Sign and Safety for help.