Traffic And Parking Signs

Written by Michael O'Brien
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The history of traffic and parking signs can be traced back as far the Romans, who used large stone markers called milestones to give travelers a means of gauging distance to the nearest town or city. The use of automobiles at the turn of the 20th century required that more advanced traffic and parking regulations be enacted and enforced. Today, our highway and street systems have become reliant upon traffic and parking signs in order to function.

Traffic and Parking Signs: Guardians of the Road

Traffic and parking signs allow traffic engineers to regulate traffic with a minimum of personnel. In the days of old, police officers did most of the traffic direction and enforcement work. The practice of asking the gas station attendant for directions has pretty become obsolete as well. In all but the most backwater areas, it is pretty hard to get lost with all the traffic signs posted along the roads.

Parking signs also help to regulate traffic and allow public services to do their job. Having areas where parking is restricted to certain cars or during certain days and hours allows more people to have a chance to park. It may not seem like it on the surface, but parking regulations are actually meant to alleviate parking and traffic problems, not create them.

People take them for granted and may even find them a bit annoying, but parking and traffic signs are absolutely essential in our modern society. With so many cars moving so quickly on a daily basis, its crucial that traffic and parking run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The practice of using signs to regulate traffic has, over the years, become a well engineered science that we all benefit from on a daily basis.


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