Non-regulatory road signs may not have the desired impact on traffic
Rich Charmoli - Cadillac News
CADILLAC — Would you believe certain traffic signs such as “Children Playing‘ and “Pass With Care‘ have little impact in making roads safer?
Believe it or not, the truth is those types of road signs have little if any of the desired impact on traffic control. Those were just a few of the examples that the County Road Association of Michigan provided to show the difference between what motorists see when it comes to requested signs, such as Children Playing, and required signs such as speed limits or stop signs.
County road agencies in Michigan follow the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a U.S. Federal Highway Administration publication, which outlines required signs such as speed limit signs, curve signs, stop and yield signs, and other regulatory signs, which are the responsibility of the road authority. County road agencies interviewed in the Summer 2018 edition of Crossroads, the quarterly journal of the County Road Association of Michigan, said road signs become ineffective when there are too many.
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