Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. has been in the business of making and selling road signs and equipment for over 50 years. We are proud to supply a variety of regulatory signs made by a number of popular brands.
Regulatory signs are extremely important when it comes to maintaining organized and efficient roadways throughout America. The messages regulatory signs present are not always concrete law; however, regulatory signs should always be highly visible to drivers and pedestrians alike in order to promote the safest environment possible for all of our roadways.
Every traffic sign or device located within a public street in America is required to follow a set of guidelines laid out by the U.S. Government. Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. is happy to supply a collection of MUTCD-compliant regulatory street signs.
What is the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD?
Walking or driving down a public roadway in the United States of America, every time you notice a large reflective stop sign or clearly marked centerlines, you can direct your gratitude towards the Manual on Uniform Traffic ControlDevices (MUTCD).
The MUTCD is a document issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the United States Department of Transportation. It was started just over 80 years ago and its purpose is to specify the regulations by which traffic signs, road surface markings, and signals are required to abide by when designed, installed, and used.
Throughout the United States, every traffic control device must legally conform to the standards set forth by the MUTCD. The MUTCD includes a number of guidelines for the installation of regulatorystreet signs, including:
- “Regulatory signs shall be used to inform road users of selected traffic laws or regulations and indicate the applicability of the legal requirements.”
- “Regulatory signs shall be installed at or near where the regulations apply.”
- “Regulatory signs shall be retroreflective or illuminated to show the same shape and similar color by both day and night…”
- “The signs shall clearly indicate the requirements imposed by the regulations and shall be designed and installed to provide adequate visibility and legibility in order to obtain compliance.”
The size, shape, and color of every sign you see on America’s roadways are declared within the MUTCD.
What is a Regulatory Sign?
A regulatory sign is simply a sign used to show and enforce traffic laws or regulations. The laws and regulations indicated by regulatory signs may or may not be in effect at all times.
Sometimes regulatory signs inform drivers and pedestrians of rules that must be followed during specific times only. For example, many school zones have speed limit signs that must be obeyed during specific hours of the day on days in which school is in session.
Many regulatory signs are to be regarded at all times. For instance, STOP and YIELD signs. If not obeyed, drivers could be subject to a traffic violation.
Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc.’s Wide Selection of Regulatory Signs
Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. sells a multitude of in-demand regulatory street signs, including STOP signs, YIELD signs, speedlimit signs, and more.
In accordance with the MUTCDguidelines, all of our regulatory street signs are equipped with High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) sheeting, which makes it possible for the signs to be seen by drivers from long distances during the day, at night, and during severe weather conditions.
Learn More By Visiting Our Website
If you would like to view our collectionof regulatory signs in more detail, visit our website. Reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly staff with any questions by calling 800-922-0029 or fill out our online contact form.