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Controlling the speed of vehicles on your premises is one of the most important elements of your traffic management plan. Driving at inappropriate speeds contributes to roughly 11% of vehicular collisions that result in injury, 15% of collisions that result in a serious injury, and 24% of all collisions that result in death. These startling statistics aside, it is obviously crucial to ensure that your work site enforces safe and reasonable speeds.
Places where there are vehicles present such as car parks, roads and driveways are amongst the most hazardous areas of a work site. As an employer is it your duty to manage the dangers and reduce the chance of accidents. Controlling the speed of vehicles on your premises using speed limit signs is one of the most important steps you can take towards minimising risk. To find out more about the importance of speed limit signs and how they can increase safety, check out or buying guide.

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Speed kills - speed limit signs save lives.

A vehicle driving too fast is one of the greatest hazards at your place of work. Speeding vehicles have an increased risk of hitting other vehicles, property and pedestrians. Limiting and controlling the speed limit to a safe level using speed limit signs will reduce the likelihood of an accident, as well as the severity of injuries and damage if one does occur. Clearly displaying speed limit signs is a small step that can make a huge difference.

The safe speed limit depends very much on your premises and the hazards involved. In fact, it may even vary considerably in different areas around your site.

Possible areas where reduced speed is a good idea are:
  • Car parks

  • Building entrances

  • Loading bays

  • Uneven or winding roads

  • Roads which include speed bumps

  • Anywhere that a significant number of pedestrians are present

Use speed limit signs in conjunction with speed bumps and other traffic calming solutions to further enhance their message. Reflective materials are used in many of our speed limit signs for increased visibility at night.

Road Speed Signs that Get Your Message Seen

The range of speed limit signs at Seton feature relevant wording and pictograms, and some will also include further information on the hazard involved and behaviour expected.

As safety sign specialists, Seton prides itself on producing the widest selection of signs available. However there are times when an off-the-shelf solution just isn’t good enough. We offer a custom sign service so the speed limit sign that exactly suits your situation is never more than a few clicks away.

Clearly displaying your speed limit signs is essential, so that all drivers can modify their speed as necessary. Securely fix your parking bay signs with the range of sign holders and fixings stocked at Seton - perfect for attaching our signs.

Speed limit sign visibility

The visibility of the speed limit signs can vary considerably and is important to take into consideration. Drivers do not stop driving when it gets dark, and it is important to consider how reflective your signs will be during all weather conditions and times of the day.

For example, if you are more concerned about UV resistance in areas with high visibility and direct sunlight, then you should consider signs that are made of especially durable, UV-resistant material. However, if you know that a certain area has low visibility and will be used quite often during the early mornings, evenings or nights, it is important to prioritise highly reflective speed limit signs.

All of the signs that Seton manufacturers are available in two different reflectivity classes. The first is Class RA1 while is the standard option for reflective signs. Class RA1 provides a high level of performance for everyday use.

The other class available is Class RA2 which is the ideal choice for low visibility or high-risk areas. Class RA2 is a special engineering grade of reflectiveness that is three times as reflective as Class RA1. This is the ideal choice for areas that receive a lot of traffic during low visibility hours.

Additional material considerations

It is also important to choose the right traffic sign material when selecting traffic signs for your area. Aside from how reflective the sign’s material is, you should also consider Extra Tough Anti-Graffiti Over Laminate for traffic signs. This additional coating will mean that any spray paint or marker pens used on the sign will be easily wiped off. It will also reduce the wear and tear caused by the weather.

Traffic sign reflectiveness

When selecting the right signs, it is important to take into consideration whether or not the signs will fit within a wall bracket or will be applied to surfaces using fixing holes. Different locations have different requirements and it is important to be aware of the limitations of an area.

For example, a sign which can be mounted using fixing holes is very versatile and can be affixed to poles, buildings, walls and signposts. However, some signs require wall brackets instead of hole fixings. Some of these signs are double sided however, to provide twice the safety precaution.

Speed Restrictions and Safety

Installing speed limit signs is one of the most important steps you can take to improve the safety of vehicles on your premises. Increase this further by displaying additional road traffic signs that provide directions, convey instructions, or warn of hazards.

Safe speed limits for vehicles will go a considerable way to preventing vehicle accidents on your premises and reducing the severity of injuries if they do occur. Using speed limit signs as part of your traffic management strategy will also help improve the flow of vehicles on your premises, minimising confusion and maximising workplace efficiency.

When deciding where to place your maximum speed limit signs, always ensure that the signs are placed in highly visible areas for the drivers. Also, it is important to place the signs in such a way that drivers are given ample warning. For example, drivers will need time to prepare for speed bumps or pedestrian crossings and the signs advertising such warnings should not be placed directly over speed bumps and crosswalks.

It is also important to ensure that every maximum speed sign is well maintained, as damaged or unmaintained signs may become unintelligible.


What are the laws for speed limit signs?

When placing signs for speed limits and traffic control, it is important to be aware of the legislation in place for the signs. Particularly important are the sign dimensions and permissible variations. You can learn all about the latest variations through the UK government’s updated regulations on speed limit signage.

Where do I place my speed limit signs?

Placement of speed limit signs is just as important as the signs themselves. The HSE recommends performing a full risk assessment before deciding on the speed limits that are safest for your worksite, and then installing speed limit signage. Reviewing the HSE’s guide to posting speed limit signs will help you to decide on what a safe speed limit is for your worksite and where best to place those signs.

What is the right speed limit for my worksite?

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has found that every year, about two-thirds of crashes that result in death or injury, occur on roads which have a speed limit of 30 mph or less. They also reported that, if average speeds were reduced by just 1mph, accident rates across the country would decrease by roughly 5%. Clearly, choosing the right speed limit is important. You may need to speak with professional advisors when deciding on a speed limit for your worksite that effectively enforces safety measures. You can refer to the HSE’s guide on Signs, Signals, and Road Markings to learn more about what is appropriate for your site.

Negotiating the many health and safety regulations to create an effective traffic management plan can seem like a complicated task, and the consequences of not following the rules can cause considerable concern. At Seton, you can shop with complete peace of mind knowing our speed limit signs comply with all relevant legislation.