How to Create Custom Traffic Signs for Every Situation

Custom traffic signs are surprisingly common in this day and age. Even with the hundreds of standardized signs available to purchase, it’s a simple fact that there are more unique situations on the road than standardized signage can accommodate. As a result, many Americans find that they need custom traffic signs in order to convey their message and keep motorists safe on the road.

With that in mind, you may be asking the questions: What are the situations that call for custom traffic signs? And, what makes for strong, truly helpful traffic signs? Well, in this month’s blog post, we’ll be exploring everything you need to know about creating custom traffic signs.

Why Create Custom Traffic Signs?

As we touched on earlier, custom traffic signs are sometimes necessary for the unique traffic scenarios of everyday life. But how do you tell which scenarios truly call for custom traffic signs, and which ones can rely on standardized signs? Well, that’s both an easy and tough question to answer.

The easy answer to this question is: because standard signs don’t get the job done. The tough answer is a bit longer.

To determine if you need custom traffic signs, you should ask yourself three questions:

  • Do standard traffic signs provide enough information for your circumstance?
  • Will motorists be able to understand the standard traffic signs?
  • Are there any special circumstances that standard traffic signs don’t account for?

If you answered “No” to any of the questions above, then you may need custom traffic signage.

Essentials of Creating Custom Traffic Signs

When creating custom traffic signs, there are two factors to consider:

  1. Are you adhering to the base standards for all traffic signs?
  2. Will your custom sign fix the problem you’re trying to address?

When you work with us at National Sign and Signal, we’ll help you ensure that your signage is adhering to traffic standards and help you address your problem. Below, we’ve organized some custom design options you can use for your signage needs.

  • Sign Visibility Issues. If motorists are struggling to see your sign, then you may want to consider our enhanced traffic signs, which light up at night.
  • Traffic-Conditional Complications. If your sign should only be visible sometimes and not others, you may want to consider implementing an LED blank out function.
  • Short Light Life Expectancy. Low-visibility environments may require a large bank of power to function for the long-haul, which can be fixed with solar panels or our 60,000-hour LED life expectancy.

Do you need custom traffic signs, but you’re not sure where to start? If so, our professionals at National Sign and Signal are always here to help. Click here to contact us today.