Manual of Traffic Signs
Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, and Standard Use Agreement

Copyright Notice Disclaimer Standard Use Agreement

Copyright Notice

The basic design of each US traffic sign is in the public domain. However, the specific representations and drawings of signs, devices, and other objects on this website are original artworks that I personally created. Thousands of hours of my personal time have been invested in drawing, coloring, and creating the images in the Manual of Traffic Signs. In accordance with copyright law, these images and pages are my original creations, and are therefore covered by copyright.

All content in the Manual of Traffic Signs website, with the exception of sign layout files created by Federal Highway Administration, is copyrighted by Richard C. Moeur, who maintains sole ownership and control over the images and content of the Manual of Traffic Signs website. All rights are reserved. Violations of copyright are subject to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.


This manual is intended to be used for informational and entertainment purposes only. This manual is not intended to be a comprehensive standard or guideline for use or placement of traffic control devices. There is no warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the information, content, and images in the website for any purpose.

Much of the information in this website is taken from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Standard Highway Signs and Markings book. This manual is not intended to be as comprehensive as either of these documents, and is not intended to be used as a replacement for these documents.

This is not an official website of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) or the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Standard Use Agreement - Use of Content and Images

Use of any text, images, or other content for commercial purposes, in any form, manner, or media whatsoever, is strictly prohibited except by prior written permission.

At this time, I am not authorizing or licensing the commercial use of my images or website content, due to past problems with commercial use and a desire to maintain impartiality and objectivity in dealing with commercial entities.

Non-commercial entities may use my sign images within the following limitations:

If you are using my images on a webpage, somewhere on every page where these signs are used (you choose the spot), place the following credit line:

<p>Sign images are from the <a href="">Manual of Traffic Signs</a>, 
by <a href="">Richard C. Moeur</a>.</p>

I also thank non-commercial users in advance for sending a message listing the URLs of each page using these images.

If you are printing the signs for non-commercial or educational purposes, please note on each sheet of paper:
Sign images are from the Manual of Traffic Signs, by Richard C. Moeur (

Updated 05 February 2018 (not licensing images or content)
Scripting: Richard C. Moeur

All text and images on this page © Richard C. Moeur. All rights reserved.
Linked sign layout files in PDF format provided courtesy of FHWA's MUTCD website
Unauthorized use of text, images, and other content is strictly prohibited. Refer to Copyright, Disclaimer, and Standard Use Agreement for details.