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Industry Related Information
COTO Chapter 1 (General), Chapter 11 (Ancillary Road Works) and 13 (Structures)
Retro-reflective Sheeting (Glass Beads & Micro Prisms) for Road Traffic Signs Identification Guide - 2021
South African Road Traffic Sign Chart
SARTSMA Guideline to Specifying Road Traffic Signs
SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual - Volume 1
Volume 1 of the Manual contains detailed signing policy and design principles. The content of Volume 1 provides an in depth description of the road traffic sign system and working detail on the use of each individual component of the system.
The Chapters are as follows:- Ch1: General Principles, Ch2: Regulatory Signs, Ch3: Warning Signs, Ch4: Guidance Signs, Ch5: Information Signs, Ch6: Traffic Signals, Ch7: Road Markings, Ch8: Navigational Aids, Ch9: Variable Message Signs, Ch10: Glossary of Terms, Ch11: Index
South African Road Traffic Signs Manual - Volume 2
Volume 2 covers the collective application of signs, marking, and signals for specific subject areas such as traffic accommodation at roadworks, tourism signing, public transport signing and signing for the control of heavy vehicles.
The Chapters are as follows:- Ch1: Introduction, Ch2: Road Marking Application, Ch3: Regulatory and Warning Signs and Marking Applications, Ch4: Tourism Signing, Ch5: Freeway Signing, Ch6: Toll Route Signing, Ch7: Signing for Railway Crossings, Ch8: Public Transport Signing, Ch9: Urban Guidance Signing, Ch10: Rural Junction Signing, Ch11: Signing for Heavy Vehicles, Ch12: Signing for Traffic Calming, Ch13: Roadworks Signing, Ch14: Signing for Pedestrian Environments, Ch15: Structural Design of Road Signs, Ch16: Road Signs Management, Ch17: Sign Face Materials, Ch18: Road Marking Materials, Ch19: Variable Message Signs
South African Road Traffic Signs Manual - Volume 3
Volume 3 provides in depth detail on the selection, installation, operation and control methods for traffic signals.
The Chapters are as follows:- Ch1: Traffic Signal Control, Ch2: Traffic Signal Warrants, Ch3: Traffic Signal Faces, Ch4: Pedestrian and Pedal Cyclist Signals, Ch5: Junction Layout, Ch6: Signal Timing & Phasing, Ch7: Vehicle-Actuated Control, Ch8: Vehicle-Responsive Control, Ch9: Area Traffic Control, Ch10: Vehicle Priority, Ch11: Individual Vehicle Control Signals, Ch12: Signals at Roadworks, Ch13: Lane Direction Control Signals, Ch14: Railway Crossing Signals, Ch15: Hand & Other Signals, Ch16: Light Signals & Posts, Ch17: Facilities for Disabled Users, Ch18: Traffic Signal Controllers, Ch19: Central Control System, Ch20: Detectors, Ch21: Automated Law Enforcement, Ch22: Power Supply, Ch23: Responsibilities & Duties, Ch24: Risk Management, Ch25: Manpower Requirements, Ch26: Traffic Signal Installation, Ch27: Removal of Traffic Signals, Ch28: Traffic Signal Maintenance, Ch29: Signal Timing Upgrading, Ch30: Traffic Signal Records, Ch31: Contracts, Ch32: Annual Reports
SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual - Volume 4
Volume 4 provides complete dimensional details, together with accurate scalable drawings, of all signs, markings and signals, including details of all letter types used on direction signs.
The Chapters are as follows:- Ch1: Introduction, Ch2: Regulatory Signs, Ch3: Warning Signs, Ch4: Guidance Signs - 1 Location Signs and Route Marker Signs, Ch5: Guidance Signs - 2 Directions Signs, Ch6: Guidance Signs - 3 Freeway Directions Signs, Ch7: Guidance Signs - 4 Tourism Signs, Ch8: Guidance Signs - 5 Diagrammatic Signs, Ch9: Information Signs, Ch10: Traffic Signals, Ch11: Lettering for Road Traffic Signs, Ch12: Road Markings, Ch13: Guidance Signs - 6 Local Directions Signs, Ch14: Guidance Signs - 7 Pedestrian Direction Signs, Ch15: Guidance Signs - 8 Toll Direction Signs