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