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daniel_leavitt2000

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DOT traffic signs size / manual
« on: June 26, 2010, 12:40:52 PM »
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There was a discusion a while about about roads and sign sizes. Someone posted a link to the US DOT traffic regulations manual but I can not find it. Does anyone have that link? There was also another link to manuals of the past (all in PDF format) from 2003, and 2000. I saved these somewhere but can't seem to find them. Any help would be appeciated.

On a related note, I was looking at the blair line signs and they seem to be a bit large. The diamond style warning signs scale out to be 48" where everything I have read indicates they should be about 36". Anyone know for sure?
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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 12:55:17 PM »
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Daniel,
 Here it is....

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

I thought I had it linked but dug around and found it.

Click on the standard highway signs link on the right.
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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 02:24:32 PM »
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Thanks!
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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 03:45:23 PM »
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Anyone have the 1948 edition?  ;D

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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 05:02:32 PM »
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Chris, you need a yellow 26" stop sign.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_sign
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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 07:27:52 PM »
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Anyone have the 1948 edition?  ;D

Yes: https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/1948-MUTCD.htm

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Re: DOT traffic signs size / manual
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 05:46:46 AM »
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Very useful information.  Thanks so very much for bringing it up, again!!!