d. Guide Signs.
Guide signs indicate locations, distances, directions, routes, and
similar information. Guide signs are rectangular. Symbols are superimposed
in white on a black background.
The legend on a guide sign is used to
indicate a route.
The legend consists of the directional arrow and the
route number, name, or symbol.
e. Confirmation Signs.
Confirmation signs let drivers know that they are on the correct
route after they have changed direction. Confirmation signs are placed just
The signs must be visible to drivers as they are making the
The usual procedure is to place both a warning sign and a
confirmation sign at important junctions. It may be necessary to illuminate
both signs at night.
f. Confidence Signs.
Confidence signs reassure drivers that they are still on the correct
route. Confidence signs are used in urban areas to assure drivers that they
are following the correct route. They are also used on long stretches of
road where it is unnecessary to use warning and confirmation signs for a
Other kinds of guide signs are also used along routes. These signs
show detours, where detours begin and end, distances, and locations. They
also give directions, driver information, and route numbers or symbols.
g. Countdown Signs.
Countdown signs are a series of signs used
to warn drivers of
significant locations, such as start points, release
points, where routes
begin and end, TCPs, link routes, MSR junctions,
and blackout areas.
Countdown signs usually consist of a series of three
signs placed at 100
meter intervals before the designated location.
h. Regulatory Signs.
Regulatory signs regulate and control traffic on a route.
Regulatory signs are the military equivalent of civilian signs, such as stop
and yield. They also show such things as release points and start points.
MP warn drivers that they are approaching a TCP by placing a warning
regulatory sign (countdown sign) some distance before the TCP so that
columns may adjust their speed to pass the TCP at the correct time.