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This document provides supplementary information over and above that provided for the design and installation of emergency telephones; specifically to make provision for the design of emergency stopping bays. A link is also provided to the Main Roads specification for the Supply and Installation of Emergency Telephones.
In addition to the normal signing required for emergency telephones, additional signing shall be provided at emergency bays to distinguish the bay from an emergency telephone only site. The philosophy adopted here is that additional advance and position signage only shall be provided. Drivers will only be informed of distances (in increments of 500m) to upcoming emergency stopping bays and not of distances to emergency stopping bays already passed, although the normal signage informing drivers of distances to previous emergency telephones will still be provided. The reason for this is to discourage drivers from reversing back to emergency stopping bays already passed. Figure 1 illustrates the proposed signs for emergency stopping bays, including the normal signs for emergency telephones only.
The following Main Roads drawings are applicable to this guideline: