Assessment of need and feasibility of truck mounted signs

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ASSESSMENT OF NEED AND FEASIBILITY OF ASSESSMENT OF NEED AND FEASIBILITY OF TRUCK-MOUNTED CHANGEABLE MESSAGE TRUCK-MOUNTED CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGNS (CMS) FOR UNSCHEDULED SIGNS (CMS) FOR UNSCHEDULED OPERATIONS OPERATIONS Dr. Dazhi Sun Submitted by Varghese G Varghese G eorge
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Introduction: Introduction: (Note: a brief intro on the importance of traffic signs on the roads) (Note: a brief intro on the importance of traffic signs on the roads) Traffic sign design Traffic sign design Any tasks involved in the process of designing a traffic sign. "Traffic signs Any tasks involved in the process of designing a traffic sign. "Traffic signs give you important information about the law, warn you about dangerous give you important information about the law, warn you about dangerous conditions and help you find your way." These signs vary depending upon conditions and help you find your way." These signs vary depending upon their use; they "use different symbols, colours and shapes for easy their use; they "use different symbols, colours and shapes for easy identification." identification." Contents Contents Types of Signs Types of Signs >Regulatory signs No left turn No left turn Regulatory signs “give a direction that must be obeyed.” Often these signs show content or action that is either allowed or prohibited and these two modes are signified by colour (i.e. green and red), orientation (i.e. open circle and circle with diagonal line through the centre) and/or shape (i.e. square and triangle). [1] >Warning signs Warning signs give a warning of that there are dangerous or unusual conditions ahead. Often these signs have a greater more conspicuous presence than a regulatory sign. These signs often do not have much text on them, as they should be internationally understood due to the nature of the message that they are conveying. [1] >Information/directional signs Shows route to airport. Information signs give information about direction and distance, usually guiding drivers to destinations, facilities, services and attractions. Often these signs have names of locations with an arrow pointing towards the
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direction of the destination and a number giving the approximate distance. [1] >Temporary Condition Signs These non-permanent temporary signs are erected to warn drivers of unexpected conditions such as road work zones, diversions, detours, lane closures and traffic control. Often these signs are portable and can also be digital variable message signs. [1] >Interaction design and traffic signs
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2008 for the course CIVIL 41 taught by Professor George during the Spring '08 term at TAMU Kingsville.

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