How to Get a Safety Sign in Your Neighborhood
If you’re reading this, you are probably concerned about the safety of children and adults in your community. There might be one stretch of road that people just drive too fast down. Perhaps, a stop sign is needed at a busy neighborhood intersection. Whatever the reason, you need to know the proper way to get a safety sign put up in your neighborhood.
Take You Concern to the Right Place
Start by getting in touch with the right people. If you’re not sure where to start, contact your county’s main building. The operator will likely be able to direct you to the right department. Most counties have a traffic department that handles roadway safety issues. You may have to visit this office in person to get things in motion, but a well-placed phone call is a great start.
County, City and State Surveys
It may take more than one complaint to get the attention of necessary officials. In most counties, before a new sign can be put up, the city, county or state will need to take surveys. They will measure traffic volume, speeds and other safety concerns about the particular location in question. Don’t forget to follow up with the county for information on timelines and survey results.
Your Area Must Meet Minimum Criteria
Personal testimony isn’t usually enough to get a sign-up, but it does help to have vocal concerned citizens raising awareness about dangerous areas. In most cases, your intersection or street will need to meet certain minimum requirements, before a new sign can be posted. The results of the survey will likely determine the outcome of whether or not a sign gets put up. In many cases, there will be minimum criteria based on the volume of vehicle or pedestrian traffic. Sometimes, it takes a minimum number of collisions to get a new traffic sign too.
Although it’s easier said than done, it is possible to get a safety sign put up in your neighborhood. With a little bit of perseverance, dedication, and know-how, you can get that sign-up. Try to find the correct department to file complaints and concerns with, and always follow up with government surveys and results.