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Why are Traffic Signs Important?

Traffic Management | August 13, 2020

Traffic signs are an essential part of keeping drivers and pedestrians safe on the road, as they are designed to provide necessary information and warning of potential dangers. If you are unsure about why traffic signs are important or about which traffic signs will work best in your construction site, the expert team from Valley Traffic Systems can help. We offer a wide range of traffic signs and equipment for sale and for rent, making it easy to find the right signs for the job.

What are Traffic Signs?

Traffic signs are placed along roadways and in construction sites in order to warn and guide drivers, as well to help regulate the flow of traffic for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. All traffic signs, including construction signs and parking lot signs, are designed to provide a simple and clear message.

The Importance of Following Traffic Signs

Since the main purpose of traffic signs is to help prevent accidents and protect people on the road, it is extremely important for traffic signs to be displayed prominently in order to command attention and to be placed in a way that provides drivers with enough time to respond to the command that each sign is giving. Traffic signs provide a wide range of information, from speed limits to information on where and when to turn. Following traffic signs helps ensure the safety of everyone on the road by minimizing the risk of drivers running into other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists.

Determining the Placement of Road Signs

Before traffic signs can be placed on a roadway, a municipality or construction company will hire an engineer to perform a study on whether or not certain signs are necessary or even useful in a particular location. By hiring an engineer, the municipality or construction company is able to ensure that traffic signs are not placed haphazardly or without just cause. Traffic signs that are not placed appropriately can lead to more traffic incidents instead of preventing them. Traffic signs are also kept fairly consistent from province to province in order to avoid confusion for drivers who are operating a vehicle in unfamiliar areas.

If you would like to learn more about why traffic signs are important, or if you are interested in one of our traffic signs, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a quote on our website.


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