Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Persons with Disabilities Warning Signs [24 VAC 30 ‑ 630]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
CH 0630 Implementation of Chapter 432, 2018 Acts of Assembly, regarding warning signs for persons with disabilities
Action 5112
General Information
Action Summary This regulation implements Chapter 432 (2018 Acts of Assembly), which adds a new section numbered 46.2-830.2 to the Code of Virginia, effective July 1, 2018. Chapter 432 requires the Department of Transportation (VDOT) to establish regulations governing the installation of signs informing drivers that a person with a disability may be present in or around the roadway. VDOT will install such signs upon request of any person who submits a medical certification that they are deaf, blind, or deaf-blind, any person with autism or an intellectual or developmental disability, or the agent of such person. The signs shall conform to the requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways and the Virginia Supplement to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The signs may be located on any non-limited access highway that is maintained by VDOT. The signs should be posted in advance of the area where persons with disability may enter a roadway, so that drivers may read the signs and have time to react to the warning. The signs may not be posted in certain locations, such as areas where any pedestrian activity is discouraged due to safety concerns, where the signs may conflict with, be redundant to, or are on the same pole as other regulatory or warning signs, or within 200 feet of other warning signs. The signs may also not be located at intersections where existing pedestrian signals are present.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: ยง 2.2-4002(B)(11) of the Code of Virginia.
RIS Project Yes  [005548]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8370 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/31/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: JoAnne P. Maxwell  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Governance and Legislative Affairs Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-1830    FAX: (804)225-4700    TDD: ()-

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