Regulatory signs are generally used to direct traffic. Some examples of these signs include the big red stop sign, railroad crossing indicators, and yellow construction warnings. The primary purposes behind each of these are to keep people safe and to share vital communications, such as “road work ahead.” Unfortunately, some drivers and pedestrians fail to see the signs designed to keep them safe.
Reduced Visibility Leads to Accidents
Accidents, such as crashes between multiple vehicles or between a vehicle and a non-motorist, are often caused because existing signs weren’t obvious with respect to the environment. Fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to improve this situation.
- Cut branches, thin bushes, and remove items that may be obscuring drivers’ view of signs.
- Make sure the sign is close enough to the road for optimal visibility.
- Increase the size of signs for increased visibility.
- Install secondary regulatory signs, such as