Remember the movie, Back to the Future? It was an ordinary car -- until you hit 88 miles per hour-and then it became a Time Machine.
In the real world, you're not going to see an 88 miles per hour speed limit sign alongside a road. Because Speed Limit Signs are a serious matter. The modern Speed Limit Sign plays a critical role in making roads safer, day and night, and in all types of weather. At STOP Signs And More, we make street-legal, High Intensity Prismatic reflective Speed Limit Signs that meet all government M.U.T.C.D. specifications. Because we know that properly made and installed Speed Limit Signs can save lives. Just consider that road incidents are said to be the leading worldwide cause of deaths among children 10 to 19 years of age (260,000 children die a year. 10 million children are injured.). This is why we designed our Children At Play Speed Limit Sign.
The first legally established maximum speed limit was the 10-MPH speed limit introduced in the United Kingdom way back in 1861. Just as automobiles have proliferated worldwide, the use of Speed Limit Signs and other road signs has evolved. For good reason. In their World report on road traffic injury prevention, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) identified speed control as an important contribution to a reduction in road casualties. (The W.H.O. estimated that some 1.2 million people were killed and 50 million were injured on the roads around the world -- just in 2004.)
The World Health Organization reported that without increased efforts and new initiatives casualty rates would increase by 65% between 2000 and 2020. The speed of vehicles was at the core of the problem. So while lots of companies may have Speed Limit Signs for sale, be sure you're buying a high-quality Speed Limit Sign.
To make great Speed Limit Signs that last as many years as our signs do, you start with excellent materials. We use 5052-H38 sheet aluminum in .063 or .080 gauges pre-treated in accordance to ASTM Designation B 449. The surface of the sheet aluminum is cleaned, deoxidized, and coated with a light and tightly adherent chromate conversion coating free of powdery residue. We use only Federal Highway Administration fonts, Whether we're making a Minimum Speed Limit Sign, or an Advisory Speed Limit Sign, or a 55 Speed Limit Sign, we silkscreen print our Speed Limit Signs. And we use only 3M outdoor transparent inks and 3M High Intensity Prismatic retro-reflective sheeting that carries a warranty from 3M for a minimum of 10-years use without fading. And if you want your Speed Limit Sign to last even longer, we can add 3M 1150 protective overlay laminate film which not only protects the sign from harsh weather and sunlight, but acts as a graffiti barrier. If some Time Traveler tags your 55 Speed Limit Sign (maybe turning it into an 88 Speed Limit Sign?) you can simply wash the graffiti away using a mild detergent like Simple Green, saving the cost of buying and mounting a new sign.