Traffic and parking signs have become a part of our everyday lives. You see them on roadways, in parking lots, schools, and anyplace that deals with vehicle and pedestrian safety. With all of the traffic signs we see each day; it makes one wonder what the most used traffic signs are? Below is a list of the 5 most used traffic signs in the US according to a study made by the NYS DMV (New York State Department of Motor Vehicles), and they are:
Stop and Yield Signs – Stop signs are commonly used along intersections with no traffic signals, areas with a relatively high volume of traffic, and areas prone to traffic accidents. As the name implies, it tells drivers to come to a complete stop before proceeding, even in light traffic. We recommend using Engineer-Grade Stop Signs because not only do they meet DOT and MUTCD standards, they also come with reflective sheeting that makes them visible even at night.
The yield sign is another traffic sign you’ll see around busy intersections. Unlike a stop sign, a driver does not necessarily have to stop when approaching a yield sign, but they have to be ready to stop anytime to let other vehicles proceed. Did you know the yield sign was once yellow in color with a black legend? It was in 1971 when it was changed to the red background color we see today.
Speed Limit Signs – Driving really fast on a public road or highway is a disaster waiting to happen. Speed limit signs are used to regulate the speed at which vehicles are traveling. These traffic signs help improve road safety by decreasing the number of accidents caused by speeding vehicles. Aside from the open road, speed limit signs are also used inside residential areas and school parking lots.
Parking signs – Parking signs are used to properly designate parking and non-parking areas. These signs can be found in parking lots, city streets or on private property. Parking signs also help segregate parking spaces for employees, visitors, contractors, emergency vehicles and handicapped people.
Warning signs – These signs inform drivers of existing road conditions such as blind curves, hairpin curves, school zones, speed bumps, intersections, merging lanes, single lanes, divided highways, railroad crossings, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, animal crossings, etc.
Guide signs – Often seen on interstate highways and long stretches of road, these signs provide drivers with the information they need to get from one place to another such as: locations, directions, distance, routes, exits, etc.
Emedco recognizes the importance of safety on the road and carries a wide selection of high quality traffic and parking signs including: reflective and non-reflective traffic signs, directional signs, handicapped parking signs, no parking, tow away signs, pedestrian crossing signs and more.