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Information on parking signs

Businesses, associations or private individuals all need to indicate parking spaces with the correct parking signs. Such signs can, for instance, show where customers and staff may park, which parking spaces are leased or that the car park is private. It is also useful to make clear which spaces are reserved for disabled drivers and how long parking is permitted for. “No parking” signs keep unwanted guests away. Using the right parking sign in the right place creates orderly parking.

Different types of parking signs

Parking signs can be said to fulfil different functions. It is useful to consider the purpose of your sign before ordering it. 

Parking signs

The most common parking sign indicates parking spaces – in other word, where drivers are permitted to park their vehicle. 

No parking signs

It is forbidden to park in some places and so a sign can serve to keep unwanted vehicles away. In that case, you may need a sign with a general prohibition such as “No parking” or a sign showing the hours of the day during which parking is not permitted.

When you really want to ensure that no unauthorized vehicles obstruct a particular pathway, driveway or area in a road, a ‘No Parking’ sign will do just the job. It will ensure that no matter what time of day or night it is, the area you want to keep unobstructed at any time will remain so.

‘No Parking’ signs could be used anywhere, as long as they are legal. Installing a ‘No Parking’ sign in a public place, which technically could be accessible any time, would not be legally permissible. However, certain areas permitted by the Road Regulations of a particular country allow ‘No Parking’ signs to be erected in specified locations – be they an entrance to a public place, reserved parking spaces for authorized personnel or to avoid road or vision obstruction. Additionally, some areas and sometimes whole cities are ‘No Parking’ zones. Installing adequate signage, in large fonts and clear and legible text in more than one language will ensure that this prohibition sign is noticed and well observed.

‘No Parking’ signs can also regularly be seen on private residences and garages, to ensure that that private property is kept clear from obstruction caused by unauthorized vehicles on a 24-hour basis.

It is very common to find that some of these parking signs have become illegible over time, due to exposure to natural elements Alternatively, the design and text might not be clear enough and do not grab the attention of motorists. At Signomatic we ensure that this does not happen, as we have the highest standards of production and use the most durable materials for mounting signs, especially if they are to be placed outdoors and are required to withstand sunshine and heavy wind and rain.

‘No Parking’ signs could also be extended to include tow-zone areas, clamping areas and restricted parking zones as well as timed-parking zones.

We have a whole array of pre-designed, standard ‘No Parking’ signs, in different sizes, colours and fonts. Signomatic have the basic P signage with or without arrows indicating the whereabouts of parking prohibition. We can also create custom-made ‘No Parking’ signs suited to your requirements in a bilingual format, using any text or symbols you prefer.

Let us know where you would like to install the ‘No Parking’ sign, and we will create the most effective signage for you that will ensure your property is free from obstruction.

Private parking signs

Private parking signs have a number of uses and styles. Firstly there is the simple ‘Private – No Parking’ sign. This is usually found directly at the entrance to a road or garage and is often a red and white sign clearly stating its message and being highly visible at the same time.

Other signs may give more explicit information such as the fact that the garage is in use, the road is narrow or the parking is private for residents only. In some instances, there may also be consequences if a person does park in this area. If this is the case then it is necessary for the sign to state this. Punishments usually involve the offending car being towed at the expense of the car’s owner.

‘Disabled Parking’ signs should be as clear and eye-catching as possible. It is essential that disabled parking is accessible and easy to find and ‘Disabled Parking’ signs are vital in ensuring this. Without clear signage it is likely that the individuals who need disabled parking will be greatly inconvenienced. With this in mind, our Disabled Parking Signs are eye-catching, clear and attractive and adhere to the necessary regulations.

Disabled parking signs

Each of our ‘Disabled Parking’ signs prominently features the International Symbol of Accessibility so as to help drivers differentiate between spaces which are free for everyone to use and spaces which are reserved for disabled permit holders. Disabled parking must be very clearly signposted so as to prevent confusion and to ensure that drivers do not mix-up disabled spaces with other available spaces in the vicinity. Such a mistake could result in a shortage of spaces for disabled permit holders and must be avoided at all costs.

Custom parking signs

In addition to the classic parking signs, it is possible to create your own custom parking sign. With a personal touch, a “Private parking” sign can be much nicer than just having a white P on a blue background. These signs are certainly perfect for public car parks, but P signs in private car parks can benefit from the personal touch.

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