Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Preventing the "California Roll"

Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:43:31 PM America/Chicago

We're all guilty of making a "Californnia roll", a "St. Louis Stop" or a "rolling stop" from time to time.

See what MnDOT is doing to make stop signs more visible.

Read More
0 Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Group of deer stops and looks both ways

Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:29:42 AM America/Chicago

Deer in headlights? Nope! This group of Canadian deer stopped at a stop sign and looked both ways before crossing. If only drivers obeyed stop signs as well as this group of deer.

Read More
0 Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

History of the stop sign

Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:21:37 AM America/Chicago

By the age of two, most children recognize stop signs, with the iconic octagonal shape, red background and white lettering.

It wasn’t always this way. The first stop sign, installed in 1915, looked completely different with a white background, black lettering and square shape. In 1923, the stop sign gained its familiar octagonal shape under the recommendation of the Mississippi Valley Association of State Highway Departments.

The next transformation of the stop sign was its color. In 1935, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices created standards for the colors of traffic signs, giving the stop sign black lettering on a yellow background. Finally, following the color-coding system of railroad and traffic signals, the stop sign got its distinctive red color that we know today.

The stop sign is so recognizable that in recent years, some experts have recommended getting rid of the stop sign, thinking that drivers will slow down and pay more attention to their surroundings as a result of not knowing what to do. While many cities are experimenting with this idea, we don’t think the stop sign is going anywhere just yet.

More reading:

Read about the German town of Bohmte’s “Shared Space” traffic management philosophy

Full New York Times article about the stop sign

 
Read More
0 Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Funny Traffic Signs Seen Around the World

Monday, January 15, 2018 4:34:19 PM America/Chicago

Traffic signs are supposed to convey information, instructions or warnings to drivers, but that is not always the case. We came across a post that shares photos of ridiculous traffic signs seen around the world. Our favorite: Photo #3. Click here to see the signs.

Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Printing Traffic Signs

Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:24:59 PM America/Chicago

Go behind the scenes and see how we print traffic signs in this short 30 second video.

https://youtu.be/pDwsQgRMDDY

Find the Avery Dennison printer used in the video here.

Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Don't try this at home

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:23:23 PM America/Chicago

There’s nothing we like more than coming across stories about signs in our daily routines. The 99% Invisible podcast, “Guerilla Public Service Redux”, tells stories of citizens going out of their way to make signs that help others.

In the first story a man named Richard Ankrom is inspired to create a freeway exit sign after missing his exit. Ankrom studied Los Angeles freeway signs, matched the color and dimensions and followed the exact specifications. The sign was so well done that it passed the California Department of Transportation inspection and stayed up for nearly 9 years.

The second story tells of the Efficient Passenger Project in New York City. The group puts up signs in train stations telling passengers how to make the most efficient transfers to get around the city. Unlike the story in California, the signs are considered vandalism and are quickly taken down.

Like the people in these stories, we think signs are a great solution to many common problems.

Click here to listen to the podcast or read the article about these stories and even more acts of public service.


Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Minnesota Department of Transportation Introduces Pink Arrows

Friday, December 15, 2017 3:21:29 PM America/Chicago

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is using pink arrows to mark the placement of signs to help crews find and replace signs later. This will shorten the search for signs and help crews get new signs back up to help drivers once again. Click here to read the full story.

Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Is Tom Brady better at slowing down traffic than school zone traffic signs?

Monday, December 11, 2017 9:55:59 AM America/Chicago

Slowing down traffic in school zones is no easy task. Even with proper signage, many drivers do not obey the speed limit.

After seeing cars consistently drive upwards of 40 mph in an area with a speed limit of 20 mph, Sam Balto, a Boston elementary school teacher decided to make his own improvements to the signage, placing a picture of Tom Brady’s face on the sign. Following the addition of Brady’s face, Balto was pleased to see drivers slow down in the school zone, leading us to wonder if Tom Brady’s face should be on all traffic signs.

Follow the link below to read the full story.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/12/06/teacher-uses-cut-outs-tom-brady-head-get-cars-slow-down-outside-his-school/LSPj4NU1RRW3J9kH3IdyMP/story.html


Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs

Street name signs make for a personalized holiday gift

Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:12:57 PM America/Chicago

The holiday season is here and TrafficSigns.com can help you find the perfect gift for your family and friends. Street name signs are a fun and unique gift to give. Our custom manufactured street signs are made with 3M or Avery reflective sheeting and can be either single faced or double faced. We can customize your street name sign with pictures and family crests to make them even more special. Contact us today or go to street name signs to learn more!

Read More
Comments | Posted By Traffic Signs
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2