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Whatever your signage needs are, we’ve got it covered.
Getting the right signage in the right place at the right time is an important service that the AA has been providing customers for nearly 100 years.
Our experience in events, traffic management and house building signage is a real asset to our customers.
AA Signs offer a complete service from initial enquiry through to removal of signs upon completion.
- Free no obligation quotation
- Production of signing schedules and mapping
- Local authority planning application
- Local teams with national support
- Distinctive black and yellow signs
- AA brand
AA Signs Brief History
The earliest permanent evidence of the AA on the roads was the yellow and black village nameplate signs, which first appeared at the end of 1906.
They were circular, made from enamelled iron plate, with the name of the village boldly across the middle, the distance from London at the bottom as well as the distance to the village or town just passed or ahead.
More than 35,000 of these signs were erected before the Second World War. Most were removed in the invasion scare of 1940, however a handful survive to this day.
In 1906 AA Signs erected the country’s first effective Danger / Warning Signs and soon after dangerous corners, narrow bridges, level crossings, steep hills and school signs were all marked by the AA’s striking yellow and black signs.
Until the early 1930s the AA was responsible for the only comprehensive system of signposting in the country. But when Government decided that signposting should be the responsibility of local authorities the AA was happy to step aside.
After 1930’s, temporary road traffic signs became the main function of AA Signs.
Today AA Signs provides a complete traffic management solution for events, road closures and signs for new house building projects.
AA Signs has six depots across the UK Glasgow, Manchester, Warwick, Harlow, Wincanton & Belfast all fully equipped and trained to react to emergency traffic management situations.