to the Federal Highway Administration, new traffic control devices include
fluorescent pink signs to alert drivers to traffic accidents, large print
on-road signs for older drivers and electronic signs resembling animated eyes
to alert pedestrians to look both ways before crossing streets.
traffic devices include barriers to assist pedestrians with disabilities and
new bicycle lane markings. In a publication, “The 2003 Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices,” new high-visibility gear for highway workers and greater use
of barricades are recommended. The publication was done in cooperation with the
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
addition, more travel reference signs between mile markers along roadways will
help drivers and emergency responders locate positions more easily, the
repairs and improvements are needed on our nation's streets and highways to
enhance safety and mobility, we also must find the right practices that can
help to reduce the vulnerability of construction workers and prevent death or
injury," FHWA Administrator Mary Peters said.