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It's the Law...
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all commercial buildings become more accessible to the physically disabled and comply with ADA requirements when marking and accessible parking spaces. Spaces shall be designed as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility.
(ADAAG 4.30.7)
OSHA 1910.178 (k) (1) states the breaks of highway trucks shall be set and wheel chocks placed under the rear wheels to prevent the trucks from rolling while they are boarded with powered industrial trucks.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
New standards for street traffic have been applied to all parking and off-street traffic areas.

  • No person shall install or maintain in any area of private property used by the public any sign, signal, marking or other device intended to regulate, warn or guide traffic unless it conforms to the MUTCD.
  • Parking & Traffic signs must meet minimum reflective standards and conform to MUTCD size, shape and colors.
  • All posts used for mounting must be constructed for breakaway and mounted at minimum mounting heights of five feet from the top of the ground to the bottom of the sign in rural or low volume areas and a minimum mounting height of seven feet from the top of the ground to the bottom of signs in urban or heavily traveled areas.

On January 22, 2008, MUTCD (Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices) released a new regulation stating that traffic signs and pavement markings on all roads open to public traffic must have increased reflectivity.


January 2012 - Businesses are to have an implementation plan established to replace non-compliant signs. Four years for implementation and continued use of an assessment or management method that is designed to maintain traffic sign retro-reflectivity at or above the established minimum levels.

January 2015 - All Regulatory, Warning, Ground-mounted signs (except street name) must meet minimum requirements. Seven years for replacement of regulatory, warning, and ground-mounted guide (except street name) signs that are identified using the assessment or management methods as failing to meet the established levels.

January 2018 - All identified street name and overhead guide signs must meet minimum requirements. Ten years for replacement of street name signs and overhead guide signs that are identified using the assessment or management method as failing to meet the established minimum levels.

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