Safety instruction signage should be placed throughout the interior of each transit vehicle to alert passengers of rules and regulations. Signs may also describe safety procedures or evasive actions in order to reduce or eliminate hazards and passenger injuries.
Retro-reflective safety signs reflect light back to its source allowing them to be highly visible in the dark when light is shined on them. Per APTA standards, passenger rail vehicles must have exterior retro-reflective markings indicating access areas for emergency response personnel. It is critical that step-by-step window removal and manual door opening instructions be mounted to each access area and are conspicuous at night and in other low visibility environments or emergency situations, such as rain, snow, fog, smoke or fire. There are specific requirements for the material, as well as the placement of the decals. Consult with a VMS Transportation Specialist for more information on safety sign requirements.
Informational and safety signs can direct passengers and keep them informed in case of an emergency.