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Traffic Sign Colors And Meanings

Traffic Sign Colors And Meanings

Traffic signage around the world follows a certain pattern of colors that have become familiar in various contexts. If we see a “Do Not Enter” sign that features white lettering on a red background, we automatically associate it with a red traffic light instructing drivers to stop. These color connotations make more sense to us now than they did when they were introduced in the 19th century. Historical Background Of Traffic Sign Colors The earliest use of different colors for traffic control purposes featured a non-electric system installed for the benefit of train conductors and pedestrians who shared the busy...

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Street Sign Maintenance

Street Sign Maintenance

Keeping road signage in good condition is a task typically handled by municipalities or property management organizations. At the Municipal Supply and Sign Company, many of our customers are maintenance specialists who work for gated communities, school districts, or the public works departments of cities, townships, counties, and states. Depending on the size of the jurisdiction, street sign maintenance can be a year-round process. Why Traffic Sign Maintenance Is A Must When we stop to think about transportation in our daily lives, we understand the importance of keeping traffic signs visible and in good shape. Imagine what would happen if...

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Pool Rule Signs To Make Pools Safer When No Lifeguard is Available

Pool Rules Safety

Pool Rule Signs To Make Pools Safer When No Lifeguard is Available

Did you know that drowning was the second leading cause of death in America? With many of these tragic events occurring as a result of improper safety measures in the pool area. Drowning is a major problem that we should care more about as a society and do everything in our willpower to prevent such an unfortunate travesty.

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How to Report a Missing or Damaged Street Sign

How to Report a Missing or Damaged Street Sign

Have you ever been cruising through a neighborhood only to find that a Stop or Yield sign just seems to be laying down on the side of the road? Whether through vandalism, accidents or weather, there’s a good chance that the lifespan of some signs are going to be cut short.

Consumers often get in touch with Municipal Supply & Sign Company to ask what to do in these cases.

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RetroReflective – What Do I Need to Know When Buying Traffic, Parking and School Signs?

RetroReflective – What Do I Need to Know When Buying Traffic, Parking and School Signs?

Spoiler Alert:  The word retroreflective simply means the most of the light returns to the source of the light (think headlights). You just got some new stop signs in your subdivision and you noticed how much better the place looked.  But did you realize how much more effective the new signs were?  You may not have noticed during the day, but at night the newer signs really show their stuff.  Look at the diagram above.  Engineer Grade is no longer an acceptable alternative in the MUTCD- the bible for traffic signs.  Here’s the thing:  it may cost a bit more,...

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