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Road Sign Viewing Distances & Post Planting Depth Guide
Not sure how big to make your sign? Need guidance on how to mount your post. Check this handy chart.

Traffic signs image database
the Traffic signs database: search signs page. You can search images based on categories

Know your traffic signs (6 Mb)
This guide illustrates and explains the traffic signs that a road user is likely to encounter. Please note this is a large file which takes time to download. You may find it easier to right click on the link and select Save Target As (IE).

Good practice guidance
Good practice guidance covering areas of traffic management, including use of portable vehicular signals, mini roundabouts and Puffin pedestrian facilities.

Signs no longer prescribed by TSRGD
Regulation 3(2)(a) of the TSRGD (Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions) 2002 lists signs provided under previous regulations which are treated as prescribed until the dates specified. Lists indicating which signs should have already been removed or will need to be removed shortly.

General guidance and information
Guidance and information relating to the design and use of traffic signs, information for the public and links to other websites. Includes guidance on signing to tourist destinations in England.
 
Traffic signs legislation
Details of traffic sign legislation including links to Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 and other statutory instruments on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI - formerly HMSO) website.
 
Traffic Signs Manual
The Traffic Signs Manual provides guidance for traffic authorities on the use of traffic signs and road markings.
 
Working drawings for traffic signs
List of available drawings detailing the design of particular traffic signs together with PDF files of each drawing for downloaded.
 
Research reports
Research reports into traffic signs and the public's understanding of signs.

Traffic Signs Manual Chapters

The Traffic Signs Manual provides guidance for traffic authorities on the use of traffic signs and road markings.

Publication of Traffic Signs Manual
The Traffic Signs Manual gives guidance on the use of traffic signs and road markings prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations.
Published: 30 June 2006 Last update:27 November 2008

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 3: Regulatory Signs 2008 (2 Mb)
This document explains the correct use of regulatory signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations. These include prohibited turns, waiting and loading restrictions, bus and cycle lanes etc. There is also a comprehensive section dealing with the signing of speed limits. Published: 9 September 2008

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 4: Warning Signs (2004) (1 Mb)
Warning signs are used to alert drivers to potential danger ahead. They indicate a need for special caution by road users and may require a reduction in speed or some other manoeuvre. This reprinted edition includes four minor amendments and addition of Appendix A, note 7.Published:19 October 2005 Last update:12 November 2008

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 5: Road Markings (2003) (1 Mb)
Road markings serve a very important function in conveying to road users information and requirements which might not be possible using upright signs. They have the advantage that they can often be seen when a verge-mounted sign is obscured, and, unlike such signs, they can provide a continuing message. Published: 19 October 2005

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 7: The Design of Traffic Signs (2003) (5 Mb)
This chapter of the Traffic Signs Manual describes how sign faces are designed. It does not include the various methods by which signs are constructed and mounted. It supersedes Local Transport Note 2 / 94: Directional Informatory Signs Interim Design Notes, which was withdrawn in 1997. Published: 19 October 2005

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8: Roadworks and temporary situations (2006) Part 1 (7 Mb)
This document, Part 1: Design, provides guidance for those responsible for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements which should be implemented to facilitate maintenance activities or in response to temporary situations.
Published:30 June 2006 Last update: 05 February 2008

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8: Roadworks and temporary situations (2006) Part 2 (5 Mb)
This document, Part 2: Operations, provides guidance for those responsible for planning, managing, and participating in operations to implement, maintain and remove temporary traffic management arrangements. Published:30 June 2006 Last update:05 February 2008

Traffic Signs Manual, Chapter 8: 2nd impression 2007 - amendments (31 kb)
List of amendments from the first impression of Chapter 8. Published: 05 February 2008


Working Diagrams for Street Signage

Warning Signs DOT working diagrams (P500 Series)
Regulatory Signs DOT working diagrams (P600 Series)
Railway level Crossing Signs DOT working diagrams (P700 Series)
Misc Information Signs DOT working diagrams (P800 Series)
Bus, Tram & Cycle Signs DOT working diagrams (P900 Series)
Directional Signs DOT working diagrams (P2000 Series)
Traffic Signal Signs DOT working diagrams (P3000 Series)

Road Works Signs DOT working diagrams (P7000 Series)

Useful information about securing sign posts in the ground

We strongly recommend the use of below ground base plates when installing signposts. These prevent the rotation or removal of theposts after the concrete has set.

Please see our accessories section for our full range of aluminium sign posts and fixing solutions.

Difference Between Class 1 and Class 2 Reflective

Class 1 reflective street signs are approved for use on the public highway and are slightly more expensive.
Class 2 reflective street signs are more frequently used on industrial estates and private roadways.

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