Historical Development of Traffic Signs

  • Senka Pašagić
  • Anđelko Ščukanac


The road regulations and traffic signs, as we know them today,are not older than a hundred years. When the first motorvehicles appeared on the roads, passing the state borders evermore frequently and easily, and that was at the beginning of the20'h century, the need arouse to detennine international regula tionsthat would hannonise the infOJmation on all the roads.This paper presents the historical development of the trafficsigns.


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How to Cite
Pašagić S, Ščukanac A. Historical Development of Traffic Signs. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024Mar.5];10(5-6):309-13. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/779
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