Guidance

Roadside variable message signs (TAL 1/15)

Guidance about the use of light-emitting variable message signs capable of displaying text and pictograms.

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Variable message signs (TAL 1/15)

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This guidance is to inform about the use of light-emitting variable message signs (VMS) capable of displaying text and pictograms.

A VMS encompasses all types of variable sign from simple flap-type fixed signs to complex light-emitting panels.

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 20022, describe a VMS as: “a device capable of displaying, at different times, two or more aspects…”.

Published 13 January 2015