Traffic Manual (ARCHIVE)
The updated version of the Traffic Manual (1996 Metric Version with updates) that was effective in California on May 19, 2004 is posted below for historical/archive reference purposes and to maintain transition between the various documents.
NOTE: On May 20, 2004 Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 and the traffic signals portion of chapter 9 of this 1996 Caltrans Traffic Manual were superseded and replaced by the adoption of MUTCD 2003 in conjunction with the California Supplement followed by the California MUTCD on September 26, 2006. Please be aware that as of September 26, 2006, the California Department of Transportation has adopted the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (FHWA’s MUTCD 2003 Revision 1, as amended for use in California), also called the California MUTCD, to prescribe uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California. The California MUTCD supersedes and replaces Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 and the traffic signals portion of chapter 9 of the 1996 Caltrans Traffic Manual, as amended, and all previous editions thereof.
PLEASE NOTE: The Traffic Manual provided below is May 19, 2004 version.
For the current Traffic Manual, CLICK HERE.
|Traffic Manual (1996 Metric Version with updates) as effective on May 19, 2004.
|Cover & Foreward|
|Ch. 1 - General Information|
|Ch. 2 - Traffic Volumes Systems|
|Ch. 3 - Accident and Roadway Records|
|Ch. 4 - Signs|
|Ch. 5 - Traffic Controls for Construction and Maintenance Work Zones|
|Ch. 6 - Markings|
|Ch. 7 - Traffic Safety Systems|
|Ch. 8 - Regulations|
|Ch. 9 - Traffic Signals and Lighting|
|Ch. 10 - School Area and Pedestrian Safety|
|Ch. 11 - Rules and Regulations|
|Ch. 12 - Bikeway Signs and Markings|