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Making Sign Inventory Management Easier with Sign Maintenance Decals

The Sign Maintenance Decal (SMD) is a simple way to meet MUTCD maintenance requirements and stay in compliance under the Reporting and Recording Keeping section of the manual. Like a battery decal that signifies when a battery may stop working, the SMD denotes when the color and reflective sheeting may no longer be visibly effective. When installing a sign, the installer should punch the month and year combination on the SMD that identifies when the sign is going into service. This quickly labels the sign age, and as a result, the life of the sign.

If any of your signs have EG sheeting, you are required to replace them this year. If you have signs that are less than 10 years old, regardless of the sheeting, it may be time to update and replace the sign. Signs that have vibrant color and current reflective sheeting aid in increasing traffic safety. Use a sign maintenance decal to facilitate easier management of your sign inventory.

SA-SO Sign & Safety manufactures sign maintenance decals from our plant in north Texas. The decals come in a standard, stock option and custom options that can include your logo or city name. We are proud to have provided quality, compliant products that help make your communities safer for more than 70 years.

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Update your signs with SEG Sheeting

In 2009, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) enacted a transitional period for compliance in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

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Where do you Park It? 

Parking Stops from SA-SO Signs & Safety

Parking lots are dangerous. There’s often little clarity for who has the right of way. Additionally, people are constantly backing out of parking spaces with a limited line of sight. Add distracted pedestrians to this mix, and it could be a recipe for disaster. 

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Work Site Safety

Work Site Safety

Heavy equipment operators have a heavy responsibility that reaches far beyond the material transported. Unfortunately, every year there are fatalities due to back overs, falling materials, blind spots, and out of commission equipment that has not been properly locked out and tagged out.

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Can I Have Your Attention, Please?

Distracted Driving Kills

We’ve all heard about the dangers of drunk driving and even drowsy driving, but there’s another type of hazardous driving that is becoming more pervasive each day – distracted driving.

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Slow Them Down with Radar Feedback Signs

SA-SO Signs & Safety's Radar Feedback Sign

With increased traffic accidents and more distracted drivers on the road, many city police departments are struggling to find ways to maintain peaceful traffic flows and reduce driver speeds, especially in areas where there are children and other types of pedestrians.

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Specialty Decals for Schools, Churches, and End Users

Concrete Graphics for Schools, Churches, and End Users

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 324 million people in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 70 percent of people in the U.S. own a smart phone. And just looking around, surely you can see that smart phones dominate most users’ lives today.

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