Section 4: Advisory SpeedsAnchor: #i1000207
Advisory Speed Sign
An Advisory Speed sign (W13-1) is added to a warning sign to advise motorists that a speed lower than the speed limit should be considered. The use of this sign is discussed in the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) and in Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones.
The Advisory Speed sign should not be used by itself; it should only be used as a supplement to warning signs for:
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- curves and turns (W1-1, W1-2, W1-3, W1-4, W1-5, W1-10 series, W1-11, W1-13 and W1-15) (see the following subsection) Anchor: #MUUNMGWA
- intersections (W2-1 through W2-8) Anchor: #RLLQUHEC
- narrow and one-lane bridges (W5-2 and W5-3) Anchor: #RIHWKCBS
- BUMP (W8-1) or DIP (W8-2) Anchor: #RNFHUXWP
- descending grades (hills) steeper than 5 percent (W7-1 and W7-1a) Anchor: #VQFWCNQT
- temporary traffic control zones Anchor: #PQXXYWJY
- other conditions, as necessary.
These warning signs and their uses are discussed in the TMUTCD and the Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones manual.Anchor: #i1008589
The Curve Symbol sign (W1-2) should have an advisory speed plaque. Advisory speed for the plaque should be determined as described in Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones.Anchor: #i1008711
The Turn Symbol sign (W1-1) should have an advisory speed plaque. This sign should be used for turns which have recommended speeds between five and 30 miles per hour.Anchor: #i1008773
Advisory Exit Speed Sign
The independently mounted Advisory Exit and Ramp Speed signs (W13-2, W13-3, W13-6 and W13-7) are used to display the maximum recommended speed on expressway and freeway exit ramps. These signs are discussed in the TMUTCD. Procedures for Establishing Speed Zones discusses procedures for determining and posting these signs.