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Signs, Signals and Roadway Markings Chapter 2. Traffic Signs Regulatory Signs – tell you laws you must obey Examples: Stop Sign, Yield, Do Not Enter,

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1 Signs, Signals and Roadway Markings Chapter 2

2 Traffic Signs Regulatory Signs – tell you laws you must obey Examples: Stop Sign, Yield, Do Not Enter, Speed Limit, One Way, etc. Warning Signs – alert you of conditions ahead Most are diamond shaped Most black on yellow Examples: Pedestrian Crosswalk, School Signs, Stop Ahead, Yield Ahead, Intersection/Curve ahead Construction Signs – orange alerts you to construction and maintenance ahead

3 Traffic Signs continued Guide Signs – tell you where you are and how to get to where you are going Route Markers – Ex. Interstate and Route signs Destination & Distance – always green Ex: mile markers and exit signs Zero usually starts at the south and western parts of a state Parks & Recreation – always brown Service – always blue Ex. Rest Areas, Food & Gas

4 Shapes of Signs Octagon – 8 sided – red - stop Three sided – red & white -Yield Round – black on yellow - railroad Diamond – yellow, yellow-green or orange – warning Pentagon – 5 sided – old school house – school zone or school crossing Pennant – black on yellow – No passing zone Square or Rectangle – regulatory or guide sign

5 Color of Signs Red – regulatory Black & White – some regulatory other route markers Yellow – warning Orange – construction Green – guide Blue – service guide Brown – parks & recreation

6 Traffic Signals Red – stop at marked line/crosswalk/before entering the intersection Yellow – warns the signal is changing to red Green – go after yielding to pedestrians or vehicles in intersection Right on Red – complete stop, yield right of way to pedestrians and oncoming traffic Left on Red – turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street Flashing Light Red – just like stop sign – also used at RR crossings Yellow – proceed with caution

7 Traffic Lights continued Arrows Red Arrow – don’t make the movement shown by the arrow Yellow Arrow – green arrow ending Green Arrow – yield and go in the direction arrow is pointing Lane Signals – often used on expressways Red X – never drive in this lane Yellow X – will be changing to red Green Arrow – lanes may be used

8 Pavement Markings Yellow Broken Line – two way traffic Drivers may pass only when traffic is not coming in the opposite direction Yellow Sold Line – two way traffic Drivers may not pass May turn left across a solid yellow line after yielding Two Way Left Turn Lanes – yellow lines & white arrows Can’t make left turn from any other lane if a turn lane is provided Can’t drive in this lane unless preparing to turn left

9 Pavement Markings continued White Solid Lines – separates traffic moving in same direction Single Solid White Line - Crossing is discouraged Solid Double White Lines crossing is prohibited Broken White Lines – crossing is permitted when passing or turning Rumble Strips – short sections of corrugated road Warn drivers of dangerous intersections, toll plaza’s, edge of road Large X and two RR – railroad crossing ahead


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