TSRGD opinions sought in 3M survey

Industry opinions of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 are being canvassed in a 3M survey believed to be the first of its kind.

The science-based technology company consulted Highways England, Transport for London (TfL) and industry peers to produce the detailed questionnaire.

The project’s aim is to discover what professionals involved in sign specification think of the TSRGD now that two years have passed since its introduction.

The survey is open to all those involved in sign specification and design, from scheme and sign designers to road safety engineers and technicians.

To take part, participants should register at www.3M.co.uk/TSRGDSurvey. They will then receive a link to the online survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The survey comprises a mix of qualitative and quantitative questions about matters including how participants are using the TSRGD, what they like and dislike about it, any issues they have faced, and their suggestions for improvement, among others.

3M technical specialist Andy Fish will share the findings in a free webinar on 19 September 2018, for which participants will be invited to register after completing the survey.

Andy said: “The TSRGD’s introduction in 2016 marked a big change for the industry, so we feel it is important to find out how it has affected those working in this market, now that they have had a chance to get used to the guidance and use the new document. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time this has been done.

“As well as giving these professionals the opportunity to make their opinions heard, the survey will show them how their experiences compare to those of their peers. It will be interesting to see whether people are experiencing similar issues, or have similar recommendations for change, for example.

“I therefore encourage all those involved in sign specification or design to register for and complete the survey, as well as sharing the link with colleagues.”

To register for and take part in the survey, visit www.3M.co.uk/TSRGDSurvey

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