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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 ...

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 ...

San Diego Honors Mark Hamill w ...

How do you recognize someone who helped save the galaxy from not one, but two Death Stars? If you spent some time growing up in San Diego before moving to Tatooine, you do it with an honorary street sign. That’s exactly what Clairemont did for Mark Hamill, the actor best known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Residents Push For Stricter Pa ...

Redington Beach, Florida is learning first hand that the message and placement of their Permit Parking signs is just as important as posting the signs to begin with. The town has been having issues with the parking situation near Beach Park, leading residents to complain that beachgoers were taking parking away from ...

Traffic Signs Are Not D.I.Y. P ...

From Virginia to China, hanging your own traffic signs is illegal. That doesn’t mean people haven’t tried it. Homeowners in Virginia Beach have taken it upon themselves to try to keep beachgoers from parking in front of their homes. They’ve been hanging illegal No Parking signs, which are not enforceable on ...

Signs Should Help Us, Not Conf ...

In St. Paul Minnesota, it seems like everyone has a street with their name on it. While these honorary street names are a great way to recognize significant local figures, the streets in St. Paul have also retained their official street names.  The result is a sign post containing multiple street name signs.  ...

Keeping Pedestrians Safe the C ...

Police in Ramapo, NY issued 19 summonses to pedestrians in a single day last week. It was part of a larger pedestrian safety effort focused on awareness and education. Most of the violations were for failures to obey lights and crosswalks.   In Ann Arbor, MI police took a different tact last month, issuing more ...

A New Twist on Highway Signs

One of the biggest challenges in the world of signage is making sure your message doesn’t get stale. If your intended audience stops noticing your signs, it could lead to dangerous or potentially fatal results.   In an effort to keep their highway warnings fresh and engaging, many states have been experimenting ...