Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
The MUTCD is available from FHWA only in electronic form, on the MUTCD Web site. Hard copies of the MUTCD 2009 Edition and cost information are available from American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), and International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA).
Standard Highway Signs (SHS) 2004 Edition and 2012 Supplement
The 2012 Supplement to the 2004 edition of SHS contains the new and significantly revised signs adopted in the 2009 edition of the MUTCD. The SHS 2012 Supplement is available in electronic form on the MUTCD Web site.
Minimum Retroreflectivity Levels for Blue and Brown Traffic Signs
The Minimum Retroreflectivity Levels for Blue and Brown Traffic Signs report describes the research activities and consequent findings related to the development of recommendations for MR levels for white-on-blue signs and white-on-brown signs. This report also includes an investigation related to MR levels needed for complex visual conditions that include glare from oncoming headlamps and fixed roadway lighting. (Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-029)
Innovative Intersection Safety Improvement Strategies and Management Practices: A Domestic Scan
The Innovative Intersection Safety Improvement Strategies and Management Practices: A Domestic Scan report provides information on best practices used in five areas in the country to enhance intersection safety. These practices focus on key elements of highway safety: safety management and comprehensive safety processes; traffic control devices for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists; traffic operational practices; geometric design treatments; and enforcement practices and educational programs. The purpose of this document is to serve as an information and technology transfer tool on intersection safety practices used by State, regional and local transportation officials for the benefit of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. It is hoped that the distribution of this report will increase interest in intersection safety and encourage transportation officials to institute the various activities and treatments (or a variation thereof) contained within this document.
Additional FHWA Publications
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