How many vertical signals are there on Spanish roads?

Posted by TSB

We recently published an article in which we collected the new speed limits on conventional roads. And we showed you the campaign of the DGT in which you could see a signal with the limitation at 90 km/h.

You have asked yourself, how many vertical signals exist in Spain?

By investigating a bit, we discovered a few things about traffic signals.

As many of you know there are several types of vertical traffic signals

The signals that warn us of a danger. Its outer shape is in most cases an equilateral triangle with white background and red border

Regulatory signals. That they indicate us priorities, prohibitions, obligations and restrictions that there are in the way. Within this group we find the signals of priority, prohibition of entry, other signals of prohibition or restriction of passage, of obligation and end of prohibition or restriction.

Signals of indication. They are the ones that inform us about some element of interest for the driver. Among these signals are signals of general indications, lanes, service, orientation, complementary panels and other signals (such as fire hazard, fire extinguisher, emergency telephone, etc.)

Signals of works. They are signals that collect the warning signals, priority, speed limitation and end signals of prohibition or restriction.

Well, for sure no one knows the number of signals on Spanish roads. There is no national registry in this regard.

Francisco Cano, president of Afasemetra (Association of Manufacturers of Traffic Signals) has recently commented in an interview with “El Periódico” that the change in speed will mean that at least 1,500,000 signals must be changed.

Do you know how much a road signal of this type costs? There is no data, but some people in the sector calculate that the average price of a vertical signal with the installation cost included would be around € 120.00 on average.

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