3 Traffic signs, signals and road markings Traffic signs, signals and road markings are set up to control the flow of traffic, make streets and highways safer for all.Traffic SignalsHung Vertically: red (top) yellow (center) green (bottom)If there is a green arrow is always on the bottom.When the lights are horizontal, red is always on the left
4 Traffic signs, signals and road markings Red LightMotorist must stop BEFORE the intersection or crosswalkYellow LightShould stop before entering the intersection or crosswalk, unless the vehicle is so close to the intersection that it cannot be stopped safely.Green LightSafely proceed through the intersectionGreen ArrowWhen shown alone of in combination with a red signal, proceed only in the direction shown by the arrow.
5 Traffic signs, signals and road markings Lets PracticeLane 1 Lane Lane 3
6 Traffic signs, signals and road markings Flashing YellowSlow down and proceed with careFlashing Red LightTraffic signs, signals and road markingsUnlit SignalStop. It is considered a four way stop signOrange, Steady Raised-Palm SymbolPedestrians should not leave the sidewalkWhite Steady Pedestrian SilhouettePedestrians facing the signal may cross the road in the direction of the signal. Turning motorists must yield to any pedestrians.
7 Traffic Signs Warning Guidance Regulatory Warn motorists of hazards ahead that are difficult to seeGuidanceGuide motorists to a destination by clearly identifying the routeRegulatoryRegulate traffic speed and movement*signs are manufactured in different shapes and colors to convey a particular message*
8 Traffic Signs Warning Signs Road Work Signs For road conditions that need caution for specific hazards that may be encountered during certain road operationsRoad Work SignsAlert motorists of temporary roadway conditionsReduce speed limit signs are posted alongside orange work zone signs. In NJ all traffic fines are doubled in work zonesHOW TO REACT…
9 Traffic Signs Guidance Signs Regulatory Signs Guidance signs identify destinations and routes for motoristsRegulatory SignsGenerally rectangular with longer vertical dimension, and have black working and borders on a white backgroundSTOP: octagonal sign with white wording and border on red backgroundYIELD: white inverted triangle with red wording and border with a white border bandDO NOT ENTER: white square with a red circle that has a white band horizontally across the center of the circle and the words “DO NOT ENTER” in white letters on the upper and lower parts of the circle
10 Make A SignYou will be in partners making signs for the classroom and the school.Examples: STOP, DO NOT ENTER, YIELD, ONE WAY, DO NOT PASS, WRONG WAY, NO TURNS, NO STANDING AT ANY TIME, EXITYou and your partner will decide on which sign you are going to make (1 per pair) then you will recreate the sign. (personalize it if you want)On the back of the sign you will write WHY (the school needs the sign) HOW (it will help) WHAT (the sign is) WHERE (you want the sign to go)Signs will be turned in at the end of the period.