Compunix Blog Blog 2010 of No Parking Signs Cause Laughter, Ridicule in LA Road signs are supposed to clarify rather than complicate matters for motorists. Unfortunately, some no parking sign postings come to take on a life of their own, such as the school parking signs posted outside a school in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:15:27 GMT, Color, & Font: Take Care When Ordering Aluminum Custom SignsIf you are thinking about ordering custom private property signs for the property or building suite you manage, whether its custom no trespassing signs, no parking signs, or even custom ADA signage, you need to consider typography, text orientation, image quality, color and overall size of the sign before you place your order. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:57:43 GMT No Smoking Signage Snuffing out Key Attraction of E-CigsIn most parts of the country, people are accustomed to seeing indoor and outdoor no Smoking signs as smoking has been banned in public places due to the health risks it poses to both the smoker and those exposed to the second-hand smoke. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:41 GMT Are MUTCD Signs & Why Are They Necessary? What would our roadways, highways and city streets look like if all the road traffic signs you saw with the same meaning all looked different from each other? That is, what if on one street, stop signs are the familiar red and octagon-shaped ones yet on other streets, they are yellow and square shaped? What if every city, state or county decided on its own the shape and design of its road safety signs individually? Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:00:19 GMT Smoking Signs Including E-Cigarettes Are Popping Up EverywhereFrom restaurants and shopping malls to office buildings and warehouses, the vast majority of places in the U.S. ban or limit indoor smoking. No smoking signage, which includes the image of a lit cigarette with a slash through it, commonly appears in indoor public places...Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:43:12 GMT It? Get the Revised “No Smoking” Signs for Your Business or PropertyBlowing the lid off convention and setting a new precedence, the state residents of Colorado and Washington voted in recent elections to make it legal to buy, possess and recreationally use marijuana. Other states such as California have made it legal for those with specific medical prescriptions to legally purchase certain amounts of the drug for medical use only. Despite its legality in these states, buying, owning and consuming marijuana remains a federal crime. As such, it is easy to see how the new laws are causing widespread confusion. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:58:22 GMT Signs May Help Increase Driver AlertnessWalk, drive or bike down the street of any major city and you will see road signs and traffic signs posted everywhere. From the hard to miss red stop signs to the yellow pedestrian crossing signs, it seems like everywhere you look there is a sign telling you not to do this or not to do that. Unfortunately, in some situations, such familiarity can breed complacence. That is, such road safety signs become so much a part of the urban tapestry that drivers and cyclists stop noticing and heeding them. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:35:31 GMT Announces Children at Play Signs Just in Time for SummerLocal Neighborhoods, Schools and Parks Can Post Highly Visible Slow, Children At Play Signs to Alert Motorists to Children Running Outdoors As the warm summer weather arrives, people are venturing outside to take advantage of these long but fleeting days. From picnics and parks to beaches and BBQs, local neighborhoods are full outdoor activities of all kinds. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:51:31 GMT Signs Can Help Bikers Stay SafeEvery year, May is considered to be National Bike Month and in the spirit of cyclists and bike enthusiasts everywhere, the folks at the League of American Bicyclists want to raise awareness of cyclists on the road. It is also a great time to invite everyone to try biking to work, church, the store or maybe just biking around the neighborhood for the sake of enjoyment.Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:40:57 GMT Signs at Your Fingertips: What You Need to Know The language of Braille, similar to the form still used today, was invented in the 19th century by Louis Braille, a student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, France. After experiencing frustration with the ineffectiveness of the day’s current reading system for the blind, which primarily consisted of tracing raised letters with one’s fingers, a young Mr. Braille created an improved reading system. This new method, which was loosely based on a touch-based military code, used raised dots. Once learned, braille enabled reading at a much faster pace. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:09:21 GMT Warning Signs Can Help Reduce Pedestrian AccidentsStrategically placed pedestrian crossing signs, such signs with pictorials of people walking or crossing the street are an effective way of reducing driver speed in residential communities as well as busy city streets. By making motorists aware that people may be crossing the street at an upcoming crosswalk or intersection, drivers can be better prepared to scan and slow down for these pedestrians. Moreover, a pedestrian crossing sign can help such pedestrians find a safer place to cross the street while minding traffic laws. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:04:37 GMT Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations Post Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations It might be easy to dismiss squabbles associated with hybrid electric vehicle charging stations as a high class problem. Yet according to JD Power and Associates, these vehicles are expected to account for 10 percent of all vehicles on the road by 2015, which makes it an issue for everyone especially business owners. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:26:37 GMT Sheeting Types and Stop Signs Upgrades Available to the Highly Recognized Stop Sign Stop signs are so ubiquitous to our fast-paced, modern way of life that most of us rarely sit down and think about what goes into making such a universally recognized sign. For instance, did you know that using the color “red” for stop signs extended from the railroads, which signaled “red” to stop trains? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:07:18 GMT Building Compliance with Proper Stairway Identification SignsAs the owner or manager of a large, multi-storied building, parking lot structure or other such facility,