Problems With the New PDF Files?

The MOTS website is adding all-new PDF renderings of each sign, with greatly improved color fidelity and a better layout. Another new feature is user-editable legends in PDFs of signs which might have a varying legend (cool, huh?) ­čÖé ┬áFor example, all the speed signs in the R2 series of signs have PDFs where the user can change the speed numerals to whatever they want (in single and double digits, though).

However, many browsers use a PDF viewer that doesn’t play well with PDF forms that use non-standard fonts (such as the signs on my site). If the PDFs for the signs are displaying in an unexpected or wacky manner, or the edited text is jumping to odd locations, the best solution is to download the PDF file to your computer or device and then open it in Adobe Reader. This should solve the unexpected display issues, and allow users to edit the signs successfully.

Any bugs or problems with this? E-mail me.

Enjoy the new feature, and let me know if you like it!


Manual of Traffic Signs News – September 2017 (thru the 19th)

The long-awaited revamp of the Manual of Traffic Signs site is underway! What’s new:

  • New main page
  • New Sign Colors page
  • New Object Markers page
  • New Regulatory Signs page
  • New R1 Series Signs page
  • New R2 Series Signs page
  • New sign images (GIF images in much higher resolution with more layout options
  • New user-editable sign PDFs (need a custom speed limit? Make it whatever speed you want!)

The plan is to create all-new images and pages for the Manual, with links to the most recent 2009 MUTCD. I’m starting with the Regulatory Signs section (currently working on the R3 series signs). Once the regulatory signs are done, I’ll start in on warning signs, then on marker signs. I’ll announce updates here on the News page as they’re completed.

It’s gonna be a huge job to completely update this site after a decade-plus hiatus, but it’ll be worth it. And I’m planning on keeping it simple, fast-loading, and ad-free.

Hope you enjoy!