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Multicolor Signs Help Center

  • What size should a No Parking sign be?
    Most are 12” x 18” mounted at 6’. However, larger signs like 18” x 24” are becoming more popular due to vehicle sizes.
  • What is a no-standing zone?
    No standing means stopping briefly, like dropping off or picking up people, but not loading or unloading goods.
  • How close should accessible parking be to the entrance?
    Accessible parking should be on the most direct route to an accessible entrance, but there's no specific distance requirement.
  • What grade of aluminum is used for road sign blanks?
    Two alloys, 5052-H38 and 3105-H191, are offered in various thicknesses, processed in-house for quality.
  • Differences in High Intensity Film and terms like "HIP", "HIB", and "HIS"?
    "HIP" refers to "high intensity prismatic" signs, which are brighter and more reflective than older HIS signs.
  • How long do stop signs last?
    The lifespan varies based on material and conditions. High Intensity and Diamond Grade signs tend to last longer.
  • What is the "Matched Component System" from 3M?
    It emphasizes using compatible inks and films to ensure longevity and quality, reducing potential failures.
  • What liability do I have if my sign is not reflective?
    If your signs are on public travel areas, they should meet MUTCD standards. Using high-quality signs reduces potential liability issues.
  • What is the best thickness for a parking sign?
    Commonly, parking signs follow specific thicknesses like 63 mil aluminum for 12” x 18” signs.
  • Suggestions for intersections where stop signs are ignored?
    Consider using diamond grade reflectors to increase visibility and draw attention.
  • Where can I park with an accessible parking permit?
    An accessible parking permit allows parking in spaces marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility. However, it doesn't grant parking privileges where not permitted, such as employee-only areas.
  • Why does the fine on your site differ from our community's fines?
    The site displays state guidelines. Adjust based on local regulations if necessary.
  • Is it legal to boot a car parked illegally on our property?
    Generally, yes, but always check local regulations. Ensure clear signage and contact details are provided.
  • Why opt for a more expensive diamond grade stop sign?
    Despite the higher cost, diamond grade signs offer longevity, safety benefits, and potentially lower lifecycle costs.
  • When should a sign be yellow-green fluorescent versus just yellow fluorescent?
    Yellow-green indicates school signs for pedestrian warnings. Yellow or yellow fluorescent is for general traffic warning signs.
  • What's the appropriate speed limit for our office parking lot?
    Typically, 10-20 KPH is recommended, considering factors like visibility and nearby activities. Lower speeds enhance safety.
  • What is a no-parking zone?
    No parking allows brief stops for people and goods but prohibits leaving the vehicle unattended.
  • Are there upcoming changes to reflective sign rules in 2024?
    Yes, potential changes include requiring High Intensity or Diamond Grade sheeting for all traffic signs and allowing engineer grade signs for parking signs. Always verify the latest rules.
  • What size of stop sign do I need?
    For locations like schools and hospitals, a 24" stop sign is adequate. However, for higher-speed areas, a 30" stop sign is recommended.
  • What is the "Safe Routes to School" program?
    This program aims to promote walking and biking to school safely, which may include better signage and infrastructure.
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