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Traffic Signs: Why Red Means Stop and Green Means Go

Tuesday October 29, 2019

In traffic control devices, red is universally recognized as the color for stop, whereas green is universally recognized as the color for go. A common example is a traditional stoplight. When the light is red, motorists know to stop. Once the light turns green, motorists can let their foot off the brake pedal and proceed through the intersection. Of course, traffic signs also rely on these two colors to safely guide motorists through the country's roadways. This begs the question: Why is the color red used to convey stop and the color green used to convey go?

The 5 Basic Requirements of Traffic Control Devices

Monday October 14, 2019

Regardless of where you live in the United States, you've probably noticed an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. While the exact number is unknown, research shows that are currently over a quarter-million vehicles registered in the United States. As the country's population continues to increase, this number will likely rise in its wake.

5 Tips on Choosing Wayfinding Signage for an Apartment Complex

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Have you been tasked with purchasing and installing wayfinding signage for an apartment complex? There's no denying the fact that apartments have become a popular alternative to traditional houses. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA), roughly one in eight Americans -- about 39 million people -- now live in an apartment. Whether you're developing a new apartment complex or renovating an existing apartment complex, though, you need to choose the right wayfinding signage.

6 Fun Facts About Traffic Signs

Monday September 09, 2019

Traffic signs play a critical role in our nation's transportation infrastructure. Consisting of physical signs placed above or near a road, they provide information to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. While you're probably familiar with the general purpose of road signs, though, you might be surprised to learn the six following facts about them.

What Is Pedestrian Wayfinding Signage?

Monday August 26, 2019

Not all wayfinding signs are designed for motorists. Some are designed for pedestrians. Known as pedestrian wayfinding signage, it offers guidance for pedestrians, cyclists and other people who use a sidewalk or roadside area. Like conventional wayfinding signage, it contains information and/or directions that serve as guidance. The difference, however, is that pedestrian wayfinding signage is designed for pedestrians, whereas conventional wayfinding signage is designed for motorists. Because of this nuance, there are several things property developers must consider when installing and using pedestrian wayfinding signage.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Entrance Signage for a Residential Community

Monday July 22, 2019

Whether you're developing a new residential community or seeking a fresh look an existing residential community, it's important to choose the right entrance and wayfinding signage. When residents enter the community, the first thing they'll see is the entrance signage. By choosing the right entrance signage, you'll create a positive and lasting first impression that enhances the aesthetics of your residential community. So, what type of entrance signage should you choose?

Maintenance Requirements for Decorative Street Signs

Monday July 08, 2019

Decorative traffics signs play an important role in safely guiding motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to their intended destination throughout any residential community or development. Also known as traffic control signals, they consist of regulatory signs, warning signs and guide signs. Regardless of where they are used, though, the Federal Highway Transportation Authority (FHWA) requires all traffic signs to be properly maintained. So, what are the maintenance requirements if your community chooses to install decorative traffic signs?

LED-Flashing Stop Signs: Are They Legal?

Monday July 01, 2019

While all stop signs used in the United States feature a distinguishable octagon shape with a red background and white lettering, some featured added light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Known as LED-flashing stop signs, they are commonly used as heavily trafficked four-way stops. Because they flash, however, some property developers assume they are illegal. So, can you safely use LED-flashing stop signs, or should you stick with your traditional non-flashing stop signs for your project?

Comparing the 3 Primary Types of Traffic Signs

Monday May 06, 2019

Traffic signs, also known as roadway signs, are used to denote information or instructions to motorists and pedestrians. They've been around for thousands of years, with some of the earliest types consisting of stone milestone markers. With the advent of automotive transportation, however, traffic signs are now more important than ever. While there are dozens of types of traffic signs used in the United States, most fall under one of three categories.

6 Facts About the Stop Sign

Monday April 15, 2019

Featuring a distinct red, octagonal design, the stop sign is the most easily recognizable traffic sign in the United States. It's used on countless roads to instruct motorists to stop their vehicle. But even if you're familiar with the general design and purpose of the stop sign, there are probably some things you don't know about this essential traffic sign.