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Chapter Six of Traffic Signs Manual published

  • Monday December 16, 2019

The DfT have recently published Chapter Six of the Traffic Signs Manual. The new Chapter 6 (Traffic Control) contains advice recommended for those designing traffic signal junctions and crossings on roads with a speed limit of 40 mph and under, particularly in urban areas. It also provides advice on the design of wig‑wag signals, tram signals and lane control signals.

At the DfT’s Technical Working Party meeting in December, Simon Morgan praised the publication on behalf of IHE, “The new Chapter 6 is an excellent and comprehensive document covering in commendable detail both traffic signals in urban situations and all types pedestrian, cycle and equestrian crossing. Everyone at DfT involved in its production should be congratulated.”

Through the Traffic Signs Manual, the Department for Transport provides guidance to traffic authorities and sign designers on good practice in respect of the design and use of traffic signs in order to provide appropriate and adequate information for road users.

  • Chapter 1 provides a general introduction and the legislative background.
  • Chapter 3 covers Regulatory Signs.
  • Chapter 4 covers Warning Signs.
  • Chapter 5 covers Road Markings.
  • Chapter 6 covers Traffic Control.
  • Chapter 7 covers The Design of Traffic Signs.

Online versions of all the Chapters are available on the Departments website at

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