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Traffic sign at AllExperts (2738 words)
Traffic signs in the United States have been standardized through the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), though they sometimes still vary from state to state, particularly on older signs.
In 1956, road signs in the south were changed to markedly differ from the UK standard with the adoption of US-style "diamond" signs for many road hazard warnings (junctions, bends, railway crossings, traffic lights).
It is gradually moving toward internationally-accepted signs; it abandoned, for example, a localised version of the "no parking sign" (with a Hanzi character) and used the blue-red cross sign as of the late 1990s.
signpost: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (3516 words)
In 1968, the European countries signed the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic treaty, the aim of which was to standardize traffic regulations in participating countries in order to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety.
Traffic signing in the UK conforms broadly to European norms, though a number of signs are unique to Britain and direction signs omit European route numbers.
Road signs in Singapore are all in English, one of the country's four official languages and the lingua franca of most of the population.
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