Traffic Control Devices And Their Basic Requirements - Civil Engineering

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Traffic Control Devices And Their Basic Requirements

The various aids and devices used to control, regulate and guide traffic are known as traffic control devices.The commonly used traffic control devices are -
a) Traffic signs or road signs.
b) Traffic marking or road marking.
d) Traffic island.
The main object of providing traffic control devices on road is to provide safe,convenient and economical transportation of persons and goods.

Basic Requirements of Traffic Control Devices

The traffic control devices must meet the following basic requirements:
1. It should provide good visual guide to the road users.
2. It should provide timely warning of hazardous situation other important information.
3. It should not involve heavy maintenance expenditure.
4. It should involve low initial cost.
5. It should have an aesthetically pleasing experience.