Chapters 1 & 4 published today

At the IHE Traffic Signs 2018 conference today, DfT speakers produced printed copies of these new chapters. They can now be ordered from TSO, but I couldn't see them yet on the TSO website. PDFs (with hyperlinks) to follow in due course.

Chapter 1 has more emphasis on reducing sign clutter, as expected. But the biggest surprise is perhaps the reappearance of the water depth indicator for use at fords in Chapter 4, with the note that it now needs to be authorised by the relevant national authority.


  • Chapters 1 & 4 have appeared today on the TSO shop website to 'pre-order' with no publication date yet announced. However, they contradict that by saying they will be despatched within 1-2 days of ordering!
  • The TSO website is now showing Chapters 1 & 4 as published yesterday (5 Dec) and available for despatch within 1-2 days.

    The revised Chapters 3, 5, 7 and part 3 of Chapter 8 are also available to pre-order, but with no publication date. There's no mention of Chapter 6, which is likely to overtake TSM8 part 3.
  • Still no PDFs on the DfT website it seems, hopefully these will follow soon.
  • Is there any indication as to when the pdf versions might be available?
  • Hi Julie. I gather that PDF versions of Chapters 1 & 4 have now been produced by TSO, but there are administrative difficulties putting them on the DfT website.

    The printed (and PDF) revisions of Chapters 3, 5 and 7 are pretty imminent too.
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