History of the MUTCD

History of the MUTCD The following information is summarized from an article on the FHWA website referenced from research published by H. Gene Hawkins, Jr. and published at the Institute of Transportation Engineers website.  The 1900’s  brought economic affluence and the automobile to America, and soon families were venturing further from home on weekend outings.  Quite often, people would bec

What is the MUTCD?

What is the MUTCD?       MUTCD stands for the”Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.”  The purpose of the MUTCD is to set minimum standards for all Traffic Control Devices used on U.S. roads and highways.  Traffic Control Devices (TCD) include all road signs, highway markings, electronic traffic signals, railroad crossings, and road-way construction zone areas.    State and local transpor