No Passing Zone Sign For Sale
Typically, on two-lane highways, cars can pass one another when there is no oncoming traffic. However, sometimes unseen dangers can make passing hazardous and potentially deadly.
A No Passing Zone sign warns drivers that these dangers are present, so they should avoid passing. Even if the driver doesn’t see any of these hazards, it’s still dangerous and unlawful to do so.
No Passing Zone signs are triangular, with the tip of the triangle facing right rather than up. The design resembles a pennant flag. This sign has a yellow background with black lettering and a black outline along the edge.
In temporary construction areas, workers may place an orange version of this sign to indicate a no-passing zone. Once the construction stops, the signs are removed.
According to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), No Passing Zone signs have to follow these criteria:
- Isosceles Triangle – Signs cannot be equilateral or right triangles. The tip has to be taller and more acute than the base.
- Right-Pointing – These signs must not be left-oriented.
Why are No Passing Zone Signs Important?
Reckless driving is the fourth-leading cause of traffic collisions. While there is no data specifically on how many incidents are caused by illegal or improper passing, the danger is still present. Head-on collisions are often deadlier because the full force of the impact is directed at the driver.
As a rule, drivers are supposed only to pass when there is a broken yellow line in the center of the road. So, if there is a sold or double-line, it’s unlawful to pass at all. Because of this rule, No Passing Signs are often only implemented in areas where drivers may attempt to pass regardless. Similarly, these signs can act as a secondary warning for drivers to pay extra attention, whether passing or not.
Types of No Passing Zone Signs
There is only one style of the No Passing Zone sign – the pennant design. The only differentiation is if the sign is placed at a construction site or not. That said, you can purchase multiple materials to make this sign more visible, especially at night. The options are:
- Hi-Intensity Aluminum – Because No Passing Zone signs can be such a valuable tool to prevent collisions, you need to make sure that drivers will see them. Hi-Intensity signs have better reflectivity and visibility than engineer-grade models. So, you should use this material in areas with limited visibility, particularly at night.
- Diamond-Grade Aluminum – This option has the highest quality with the longest lifespan. The durability and visibility ensure that these signs will last 12 to 15 years.
Where to Place No Passing Zone Signs
No Passing Zone signs don’t have to be placed everywhere it’s unlawful to pass. As we mentioned, double lines or solid yellow lines notify drivers that they can’t pass cars or other vehicles.
Some of the common areas where No Passing Zones signs are placed include:
- Curves – It’s impossible to see a car coming around a bend unless a mirror is placed at the apex. Even then, spotting an oncoming car and swerving around it may be challenging or impossible.
- Hills – As with curves, drivers can’t see beyond the top of the hill, including any oncoming traffic.
- Intersections or Driveways – Cars may be entering the road from side streets or driveways. In this case, a passing vehicle runs the risk of sideswiping one of these cars.
- Construction Sites – As construction vehicles equipment can pull out of openings at any time, it’s necessary to place temporary No Passing Signs.
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Traffic signs are an essential part of any city planning. If you don’t buy the best signage, you could be putting drivers at risk. WorkSafe TCI is committed to providing the best products for our clients, and we offer various advantages, such as:
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