Home Rule No Longer Applies to the Design of Traffic Control Devices

Some towns love sign pollution.  Pray they do not install anymore .”No U-Turn”  or GOODWILL signs on Dunlawton



I don’t know anything about the mutcd, why does this sign not conform to the standards? I always thought if there is a sign posted it was posted because the local PD requested it and approved it. How do I find why the signs posted are not correct? what is the specific rule in the mutcd that makes those signs not legit??

In reply to confused:
The existing sign at Causeway Park is applicable and sufficient for municipal code enforcement.
However, citations for motor vehicle violations of any type are controlled by Title XXIII of the Florida statues wherein the national standards of the MUTCD were adopted and mandated. The requirements of the federal MUTCD were codified into the statues of every state in the U.S. by 1977 to assure the uniform application and use of all traffic control devices throughout the country.
As a case in point, prior to the MUTCD some states had yellow & black stop signs, while other states had red & white stop signs. Some locations had one way signs that were simply cut-out arrow shaped metal templates.. Some locations like New York City had traffic signals with only a green or red light displayed. Only New York motorist knew that both green & red lite together = yellow.
The MUTCD clearly specifies the proper application and use, including the text; shapes; size’s ;colors; of all traffic signs and all other traffic control devices. And state laws prohibit  Port Orange from deviating from those standards.


oldStopWho remembers these?
trafficSignal3Who remembers these?
hich way is up?


trafficSignal2They said they didn’t need the yellow light?

trafficSign5Could this be entrapment?

parkingunderbridgeCould this be entrapment?


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