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Information on road signs

Put up our ‘Private Road’ signs to make sure that everyone knows that this road belongs to you. You can make it clear that trespassing will not be tolerated - just use a gentle ‘Private Road’ sign, or advise that there is no parking on your private drive. Other versions of this sign use pictograms to prohibit turnarounds on your drive.

Please note that we sell road signs for private use. The customer is responsible for ensuring that the sign complies with the local rules in the location where the sign will be used.

Design personalised road signs

At Signomatic, your satisfaction is our goal. We highly recommend ordering a reflective sign, so that it will always be visible to others, or ensuring that the colours you choose are contrasting, to make your sign as noticeable as possible. Make sure you install your ‘Private Road’ sign in a highly visible place, and we can guarantee that people will leave you to your privacy.

Designing your own road signs for a housing association or private use is a simple and clear way of conveying a message to road users. It can involve anything from a car park or STOP sign to a “Private road” or “Drive slowly” sign.

These signs are often inspired by classic traffic signs in terms of design and colour. It can sometimes be best to have different text and images on the sign, making it more unique and more likely to be noticed by drivers.

Road signs with different meanings

Warning sign 

These traffic signs warn of something, so that road users can increase their concentration and reduce their speed. They include “Animal crossing” signs that warn of particular animals such as hedgehogs, wild boar or frogs in the vicinity. Warning signs often have a red border, yellow background and triangular shape.

Prohibition signs 

A prohibition sign indicates a demand or request. They can refer, for instance, to a requirement for protective clothing, permitted driving manner or parking times. This type of road sign often has a white border, a blue background and is usually round.  

Information signs 

A clear information sign can highlight locations, flea markets or shops. A professional-looking road sign to convey information often has a white border, a blue background and white text.

However, when buying a road sign, it should be noted that it is illegal to put up signs that are too similar to official signs on public roads. If there is a risk that drivers will lose concentration or be misled, the signs may be outright dangerous.

Road signs for private use

We offer a variety of design options for anyone wanting to design personalised road signs for private use. Our aluminium signs make an ideal signpost, as they are weather resistant, durable and have a long life. You can choose pole attachment if you want the sign for mounting on a pole, or screws if you want to attach it to a flat surface.

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