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Warning Sign/Plates

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See also Reduce Speed Now
See also Maximum Speed


Supplementary Plates below signs
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An example of a bend sign with a supplementary plate
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From : 1964
To : present

Some signs require supplementary plates explaining where the hazard is, how far it is to the hazard, or for how far it extends. These generally consist of a white plate, with black borders and text, mounted beneath the sign to which they refer.

Since the Traffic Signs Manual considers a sign and its plate tobe one sign, you can see more than three signs on one pole; however, this is discouraged. Some signs may incorporate a supplementary plate if the sign has a yellow, or grey border; this is beneficial as it reduces the risk of the plate becoming misaligned. Over-use of borders, however, can lead to a loss of the impact that a border is intended to provide.

Special plates associated with particular signs are dealt with be on those signs' pages.

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Warning Sign/Plates
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