MUTCD stands for the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The MUTCD sets the national standards for governing all traffic control devices. These standards also bring uniformity for these devices on roads used for public travel across the nation.
Traffic control devices are considered very critical for the safe and efficient use of public roadways. Uniformity standards among these devices include the message, location of deployment, size, shape, and color. This helps reduce accidents, congested traffic, and improves the flow of the entire roadway system. Traffic control devices must be visible, easily recognizable, easily understandable, and necessary.
The MUTCD and Roll-Up Traffic Control Signs
According to the MUTCD, all traffic control signs need to meet some basic standards. These include:
- Fulfilling a need
- Be easily visible
- Convey a clear, simple message
- Give adequate time for a proper response
Roll-Up Traffic Signs by SPI meet these basic standards, as well as standards for reflectivity, size, shape, and color that are specifically required for construction areas on or alongside roadways. These signs must convey a clear and identified message for motorists who are already navigating an onslaught of sensory data.
Here are some examples of our MUTCD approved traffic control signs:
Reflectivity Standards for Traffic Control Signs
One of the biggest factors for roll-up traffic control signs and MUTCD compliance is the reflective material used.
Some materials may only be suitable for daytime use, some others are best suited for night use, some others are regulated state by state, and some are directly MUTCD compliant for all uses. Here are the materials we use and thier designated or suggested uses: