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Quick guide to temporary white on red signs at road and street works

(Road Works)
The purpose of this Traffic Advisory Leaflet is to assist practitioners who need temporary white (legend) on red (background) signs for certain situations at road or street works.
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Reducing Sign Clutter

(Road Signs)
Proper use of signs is vital to their effectiveness in terms of guiding or regulating. Over-provision of signs can have a detrimental impact on the environment and can dilute more important messages if they result in information overload for drivers....
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Design and use of directional informatory signs

(Road Signs)
These design principles form the basis of the directional signing system which is prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994. When published, the new Chapter 2 of the Traffic Signs Manual will give more comprehensive guidance on the design of signing schemes and include topics not covered by this document...
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Traffic signs for special events

(Road Signs)
Temporary traffic signs may be erected for a limited period to guide traffic going to special events, such as major sporting events, shows or other public gatherings that are expected to attract large volumes of traffic. This leaflet gives advice on the circumstances in which these signs may be used, their design, construction and mounting...
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Portable traffic signals for the control of vehicular traffic

(Road Signs)
This leaflet provides advice on the use of portable traffic signals at road and street works...
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Traffic signs manual chapter 2 determination of x-height

(Traffic Signs Manual)
The x-height of the sign depends on the distance the driver is from the sign when he/she starts to read it. It is taken that, on average, at a distance of 60 metres the x-height should be 100 mm (it is proportional so that at a distance of 30 metres the x-height would need to be 50 mm)
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Traffic signs manual chapter 3 regulatory signs (2008)

(Traffic Signs Manual)
Guidelines on the correct use of regulatory signs prescribed by the traffic signs regulations. These include prohibited turns, waiting and loading restrictions, bus and cycle lanes etc. There is also a comprehensive section dealing with the signing of speed limits.
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Traffic signs manual chapter 4 warning signs (2013)

(Traffic Signs Manual)
Warning signs are used to alert drivers to potential danger ahead. They indicate a need for special caution by road users and may require a reduction in speed or some other manoeuvre.
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Traffic signs manual chapter 8 (part 1) road works and temporary situations - design (2009)

(Traffic Signs Manual)
Guidance for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements which should be implemented to facilitate maintenance activities or in response to temporary situations.
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Traffic signs manual chapter 8 (part 2) road works and temporary situations - operations (2009)

(Traffic Signs Manual)
Guidance for planning, managing, and participating in operations to implement, maintain and remove temporary traffic management arrangements.
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Know your traffic signs

(Road Signs)
Guidance on road traffic signage in Great Britain.
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Guide to the Signing of Roadside Facilities for Motorists

(Road Signs)
This guide covers the provision of traffic signs to roadside facilities from the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in England.
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Safety at Street Works and Road Works - A Code of Practice - Oct 2013

(Road Works)
Intended to help you to safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding of street works and road works on all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more
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