Poor Eyesight With Seniors Prompting Federal Changes To Road Sign Etiquette

ALL CAPS For Seniors? The federal government is concerned about aging through the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as it has released new rules that has some local municipalities upset.  The FHWA has released new regulations that will require signs to be changed from ALL CAPS to a Combination of Lower and Upper Case, which according to the new rules, makes seeing the lettering easier.  The new rules also call for more reflective traffic signs, a nod to Baby Boomers and Seniors driving at night with diminishing eyesight.

For the full set of rules, visit http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/