Department of Transportation agencies use 3M DG3 FLUORESCENT YELLOW for their warning signs, as well as many city dpw's and county road associations. 3M High Intensity Prismatic is widely used as well.Warning Signs in the MUTCD are BLACK an YELLOW. See the MUTCD for more information. https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2009r1r2/part2c.pdf
Warning signs help in alerting motorists, bicyclists and other road users of potentially hazardous conditions. Warning signs are categorized as advanced warning signs, diagrammatic warning signs and hazard marker signs. Some of the common advanced warning signs are: give way sign ahead, slippery road, traffic signs ahead, junction ahead, roundabout, road works ahead, T intersection, intersection ahead opening bridge ahead, tunnel, and river bank ahead among others. These types of signs have a yellow-colored reflective background with black writing. They are diamond-shaped or maybe square, and tend to be often a blend of both. We have a large inventory of MUTCD compliant warning signs, made from all-weather aluminum. We also make custom warning signs. If looking for various regulatory signs for your facility, office, or home, visit Dornbos Sign. We are a manufacturer and wholesaler of regulatory signs covering lots of needs. We strive each day to provide you with the highest quality regulatory signs at the best prices in the market and with excellent service. Warning signs are all colored in 3M DG3 Fluorescent Yellow as part of the Department of Transportation's regulations. 3M High-Intensity Prismatic is widely used as well. Make the roadways in your municipality safer with signage to warn of sharp turns, stop signs ahead, and pedestrian crossing, and much, much more. These signs are designed to make drivers aware of potential dangers. Please call for details (800) 922.0029
Stop Ahead Warning Signs
Whether it's a stop sign partly hidden behind a curb or simply signage to make drivers aware of a newly placed stop sign, there are two different options for warning signs. The W3 Stop Ahead guides drivers with the stop sign and arrow, while the flashing LED sign has small, solar-powered LED blinkers to really grab a driver's attention. Dornbos creates both MHWA and MUTCD-compliant solar warning signs for municipal use.
Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Crosswalks and school zones, while marked on the road, can be danger zones for pedestrians. Ensure the safety of those afoot with a W11-2 Pedestrian Crossing Sign in either fluorescent yellow or neon green. Each sign is compliant with DOT regulations and is installed with small LED blinking lights. The signs created with LED lighting are guaranteed to last for 100,000 hours, ensuring that replacement doesn't need to happen as often.
Slow Down Warnings
Children at play in residential areas or pets that enjoy walks along neighborhood streets are sometimes too small for drivers in larger vehicles to notice. Ensure the safety of your community with signage warning drivers to slow down through neighborhood streets. Warning signs that advise children and pets playing are available in neon yellow, and some feature blinking LED lights to draw attention even in the dark or rain. Drivers may also need a warning of a reduced speed zone ahead or of an area with speed bumps, for driver safety and to protect their vehicle. These bright warning signs help drivers avoid slamming on their brakes to comply with speed limits or avoid hitting a bump too hard. Other reasons to slow down can include school zones ahead or places where other roads merge into a larger street.
Bicycle Safety Signs
Warning drivers of a bike lane ahead or reminding them that cyclists may share the road is important to keep those on bikes safe. Many communities allow cyclists to use the full lane on city streets. To keep these folks safe, use warning signs to make sure that car drivers share the road. Some communities also allow snowmobile drivers to use the roadways or cross certain roads. Keep these drivers safe with vivid yellow W11-6 snowmobile warning signs. These are valuable, especially in areas where cycling clubs like to ride or near universities, where students may commute by bike.
Sharp Turns Ahead
Dangerous curves in the road or sharp turns can be deadly if a driver takes the corner at a speed too high. Warn drivers, especially those unfamiliar with twisting roadways, of sharp left or right turns ahead. If there is a particularly winding road, the W1-4L or W1-3R, among other similar signs, can be an option. Additionally, if there is an advised speed limit for a turn, Dornbos can create a custom sign that advises the direction of the turn as well as the speed restrictions to safely make the turn.
Cross Street Warning Signs
Sometimes, there is no traffic signal at a cross-stop, or stop signs only in one direction. Warn drivers to slow down and use caution with warning signs that indicate no signal ahead, or three-way or two-way stops. Other cross street warnings can include signs that indicate that a street may not cross at a 90-degree angle and that the other portion of the road is offset to one side.
Bridge Crossing and Rough Roadway Warnings
Some rivers and streams may have multiple crossing opportunities; however, nature can sometimes make certain crossing unsafe. Warn drivers to take a different route with Rough Crossing or signage that can be easily installed and removed as road conditions dictate. Construction zones that may have loose gravel can be marked to avoid cars spinning these rocks into workers, losing traction by traveling too fast, or causing damage to their tires.
Train Safety Warning Signs
Train crossings can be hazardous for drivers, and some municipalities forbid train horns within the city limits. Make sure both rail and auto travelers are safe with Train Warning sings that include advice to look both ways and no horn or train speed warnings.
Hiking and Wildlife Warning Signs
Traveling through the mountains means that there's bikers, hikers, and wildlife all with the potential to cross in front of a car. Warn travelers of areas where large populations of wildlife gather, as well as potentially dangerous animals, such as bears. Dornbos creates many different types of wildlife warning signs, from sheep to jumping deer to moose or elk. If there is a particular species of wildlife in your community that can affect drivers, contact us for custom signage for those animals.
Uneven Roadway Signage
Dropped shoulders, rock slides, surfaces that become slick in the rain, and other potentially unsafe road conditions can be difficult for drivers to predict without signage. Warn those on the road of narrowing lanes, metal bridge decks, and other circumstances that indicate they should reduce speed and use caution.
School Safety Signs
School crosswalks and bus loading and unloading zones can be dangerous for smaller children that may not always follow road safety precautions. Additionally, fines for drivers violating traffic laws in school zones are generally higher. Make sure that bus stops and crosswalks around your community's schools are clearly marked for children's protection.
Weather Warning Signs
Heavy fog, especially around bridges that cross over rivers or low-lying land, can be dangerous for drivers unaccustomed to driving through it. Warn motorists about areas that commonly have dense fog with neon yellow warning signs. Other weather conditions that can impact travelers include gusty wind areas, places that can flood quickly, and even the depth of the river crossing. Other conditions such as stretches of road that ice easily can help drivers take precautions.
Neighborhood Warning Signs
General neighborhood warning signs, such as a No Outlet street, areas where a blind person lives, or where the local golf course allows golfers to cross the street, can all help improve neighborhood safety as well as a driver's ability to successfully negotiate unfamiliar areas when visiting. Keep your community safer with custom-made signs that protect your unique area.