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Deer Crossing Sign

Oh Deer!

A recent e-mail from AAA is warning drivers to be aware of increased deer activity. Deer mating season begins in October, and that leads to an uptick in collisions through October, November and December. The number of accidents in some states doubles or even triples at this time of year. Drivers are not only at risk ...

A Costly Lesson in Accessibili ...

Complying with ADA requirements isn’t as simple as just tossing up a few handicap parking signs, as the town of Upton, MA has learned the hard way. When the town decided to build a new parking lot at the top of a steep hill in Kiwanis Beach, it was with the best intentions of providing accessibility to the athletic ...

Family Parking

A dad in Canada went viral last week when he called out a supermarket for its “Expecting Mothers/ Mothers with Small Children” sign. Justin Simard got some dirty looks when he pulled into the spot, until he took his 9-month-old son out of the car. His story quickly gained traction after tweeting the store about ...

Trying New Traffic Patterns

Trying New Traffic Patterns   Pennsylvania recently opened its first diverging diamond interchange, the 73rd such interchange in the country. Not familiar with a DDI? You’re not alone.   Using a series of lights, and directed by traffic signs, marked pavement, and curbed islands, cars cross over to what ...

Towns Continue to See Value in ...

The reflective address sign has become a staple of rural America it seems, and for good reason.  With homes scattered about the landscape and house numbers being difficult to see on mailboxes, there was a need for a better solution.  That solution is what is commonly referred to now as the 911 address sign; a large ...

The Debate Around Honolulu’s ...

Honolulu has passed a new law, going into effect on October 25th, that prohibits pedestrians from using phones or other devices when crossing the street. With fines of up to $35 for a first offense, and up to $99 for additional infractions, the measure is designed to keep pedestrians aware and safe. The law has kicked ...

LED Paddles Protecting Schoolc ...

A number of towns and counties have begun rolling out pilot programs that distribute handheld stop signs with LED lights to school crossing guards.  It’s thought that these signs have increased visibility, particularly in sun glare or inclement weather. Studies have also shown that LED signs do in fact result in ...

Cautionary Tales, Vol. 1

Funny legal stories with a sign-related twist…   So Many Words A driver in Washington had a speeding in a school zone ticket dismissed when he successfully argued that the speed limit signs were too wordy. The man did his homework, going so far as to read the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) ...
Street Signs at an Intersection

Prevent Your Signs From Being ...

Stealing road signs is a time-honored tradition of mischievous youths, but the crime is not so harmless. Often stealing road signs, construction signs, or other signs posted to give drivers and pedestrians vital safety information can be dangerous. Sign bandits in Coalgate, Okla. Have been making news recently when ...

Road Signs Information Overloa ...

Here at SafetySign.com we are always paying attention to text size and spacing as it relates to legibility of our signs. And even more so when it comes to road signs, where the reading distance can really matter to our viewers. That is why we were interested to see the results of a recent QUT study published in ...