TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- They're bolder than ever.
Stop signs are even more noticeable these days and with good reason.
The federal government requires bigger and brighter stop signs.
Not only are they more reflective, but they are larger by six inches.
Reflectors are also on the support pole to make the sign stand out even more.
Tupelo Public Works Department Manager Sid Russell says the city has just wrapped up placement of new signs in the newly annexed areas.
Police officers say they are all for bold signs.
"I think any kind of increased brightness in the sign will allow drivers to have some forewarning that the sign is coming up and that will allow them to manage their stop better without having to run through the sign or make an abrupt stop that might cause a wreck," Tupelo Police Department Lt. Charles McDougald said.
Lt. McDougald says railroad crossing signs have also been enhanced to stand out more.