Posted on: 10 June 2016
If you live in a neighborhood, you most likely deal with traffic driving by your and neighbor's homes. While surprising for many people to learn, most accidents occur within 25 miles of your home. Many of these accidents can become deadly if neighborhoods are not using breakaway sign posts and mailboxes. Breakaway street signs and mailboxes will reduce the impact drivers and passengers feel when they veer off the road and hit these posts.
While these posts are not legally required along roads with posted speed limits less than 50 mph, breakaway signs and mailboxes are a smart option to place in your neighborhood. Using this guide, you will learn the different options available to improve the safety of your neighborhood or subdivision.
Street and Traffic Signs
Your subdivision will most likely have multiple streets, so you will require different street signs. Fortunately, breakaway posts are available to display each street and traffic sign in your neighborhood.
When selecting traffic signs for your subdivision, consider including the following:
- Pedestrian Crossing
- Children at Play
- Speed Limit
- Stop or Yield
- School Zone
- No Parking
- Handicap Parking
To save space on street corners, opt for a corner post that includes both the street and traffic sign.
Customizing is also available, so you can choose from a variety of colors for the sign's background and the lettering of the street name. Accent your neighborhood street and traffic signs with decorative finials, sign frames, and bases.
Each post is constructed out of a durable cast aluminum material and coated in a black finish that will complement your neighborhood's appeal.
Breakaway posts for mailboxes are also smart options for homes in your neighborhood. Breakaway posts not only decrease impact during an accident, but they can also be useful in case your mailbox is vandalized.
Individuals who vandalize mailboxes can be fined up to $250,000 and complete up to 3 years in prison, but this does not deter many criminals.
Vandal-resistant mailboxes are heavier than traditional models, reducing the possibility of damage if they are struck with a vehicle or bat. When these mailboxes are installed on a steel breakaway post and mounted into the ground, they are virtually indestructible.
From reducing deadly accidents and preventing vandalism to improving your neighborhood's appeal, installing new sign posts and mailboxes in your subdivision offers many benefits. Using this guide, you will understand the benefits of breakaway signs and mailboxes for your subdivision.Share