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1 Unit 2 Ch 2 Drive Right/Ch 7&8 Rules of the Road Sign, Signals, and Roadway MarkingsUnit 2 Overview video
2 TYPES/CATAGORIES OF SIGNS THINK*PAIR*SHAREIn a group of 2 to 3 people, write down 8-10 signs that you would see while driving. Can you remember what color and type they are?What do you think is the purpose of having signs?TYPES/CATAGORIES OF SIGNSREGULATORY = Controls trafficWARNING = Alerts you to what’s comingGUIDE = Gives direction**draw a picture of a sign that represents each type of sign.
3 REGULATORY SIGNS – Controls Traffic Stop Sign:1. A red, OCTAGON shaped sign.2. Always come to a full stop at the MARKED stop line, before entering the CROSSWALK, or before entering the INTERSECTION if there is no crosswalk.3. Yield right of way to pedestrians or other vehicles.A. YIELD - allow others to use the intersection BEFORE you.4. BLOCKED VIEW – after stopping, move ahead slowly and prepare to stop again if NECESSARY.4 Way Stops:1. Stop 1st = Go 1st2. Stop at same time = driver on RIGHT goes first (“right of way”).3. Stopped across at same time = driver going straight goes 1st.“People turning left have no RIGHTS”California DMV - Rules of the Road #6 - Intersections - YouTube
4 1. TRIANGULAR-shaped sign. Yield Sign:1. TRIANGULAR-shaped sign.2. Always be prepared to stop and YIELD the right of way.3. Found where roadways cross or merge.4. Proceed only when it is safe to do so.Speed Limit Signs – Regulate how fast you are allowed to travel under “Ideal Conditions”.Do you think you can get a ticket for driving the speed limit?Do you think you can get a ticket for driving slower than the speed limit?Gmail Question…Check your Gmail for questions regarding speed limits; your reply is due by midnight tonight!!!!Describe “Ideal driving conditions”Discuss your answers with a partner then list 3 things that might affect the speed at which you drive.
5 BASIC SPEED LAWYou may not DRIVE FASTER than is safe for existing conditions, REGARDLESS of posted limits.OTHER REGULATORY SIGNS:**A CIRCLE and a DIAGONAL slash mean that an action is NOT allowed.WARNING SIGNS1. Most are DIAMOND-shaped2. Have black symbols or lettering.What do you think these signs warn drivers about?Right Curve Hill Curvy Road Divided Highway Ends
6 School Zone School Crossing SCHOOL SIGNSThere is an important difference between the 2 school signs below, with a partner, identify each then see if you can figure out what it is.School Zone School CrossingSchool Zone:1. Posted within ONE block of a school.2. Lets you know that there will be special posted speed limit signs.School Crossing:1. Is posted near intersections or crossing used by children.List 3-5 potential hazards you might need to Identify when driving through a School Zone.School Zone safety Video
7 No Passing Zone:1. Is a yellow, Pennent sign.2. Used with a solid yellow line on the roadway. If the solid yellow line is on your side DO NOT pass!!!3. If you are going to pass, you must safely complete your pass before reaching a no passing sign.Construction Signs:1. ORANGE sign in a DIAMOND or rectangular shape.2. Orange triangular shaped sign on a construction vehicle warns that it is SLOW-MOVING.3. You are required by law to YIELD the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle involved in highway CONSTRUCTION or maintenance that has a yellow rotating light or flashing lights.Railroad Signs:1. ROUND, YELLOW sign with a black “X” and two “R’s” warns of a railroad ahead.2. Posted 250 feet before a railroad crossing.3. The railroad crossing is marked with a WHITE, CROSS BUCK sign.Railroad Crossing Dangers – YouTubeTrain Crashes and Dumb Drivers
8 GUIDE SIGNSRoute Signs: (ex on page 25-26)Vary according to the type of roadway.Vary from state to state.May be combined with information about city streets.Interstate route signs are red, white, and blue shields.Other Guide Signs:1. There are a variety of guide signs, all provide information to drivers.a. Green provide information on mileage to destinations.b. Blue guide you to services.c. Brown provide information on upcoming points of interest.Draw and color a picture of each of the guide signs (1 green, 1 blue, and 1 brown) you may have seen while driving or traveling, include the written information
9 2.2 Traffic SignalsTraffic Lights: (ex on page 27)1. Green: Proceed if intersection is clear after you yield to traffic already in the intersection and pedestrians!!2. Yellow: Make every reasonable effort to stop.3. Red: StopRight Turn on Red:1. All states allow drivers to make a right-turn-on-red unless otherwise posted.2. When allowed, stop, give the right-of-way to pedestrians or vehicles in the intersection, then if clear, make your turn.Proper Right Turn On Red - YouTubeFlashing Signals:1. Make a full stop and proceed when the intersection is clear.2. At an intersection treat it exctly the same as a stop sign.3. Alerts drivers to potentially dangerous conditions or tells them to stop.
10 Arrows: (ex. on page 29)1. Traffic flows in the direction of the arrow.2. Yield to pedestrians and other traffic before driving.3. When a yellow is showing it means a red is about to appear.Pedestrian Signals:As a driver if you approach an intersection and see the don’t walk signal flashing predict that your green light will soon change.Officers Signal/DirectionIs the only one to follow regardless of the traffic signal!!The World's Most Talented Traffic Cop! - YouTube** List 3-5 scenarios where you might be required to follow a police officer’s directions even regardless of the signs or signals
11 2.3 Roadway MarkingsA roadway marking warns drivers of potential hazards or gives directionYellow Line markings: (ex. on page 31in text, pg in Rules of Road)1.Borken yellow line separates two-way traffic and means passing is permitted when NO traffic is coming from the opposite direction.2. Solid yellow on your side means no-passing.3.Turning left across a solid yellow line is permitted after yielding to oncoming traffic.4. Shared Left Turn Lane: Used to help drivers make safe mid-block left turns to and from businesses on busy streets.White Line Markings:1. Broken white lines separate lanes of traffic that move in the same direction.2. Solid white lines are used to mark pedestrian crosswalks and stop lines.
12 Rumble Strips:1. Corrugated roadway that make noise when you drive over them.2. Warn you of hazards.Rumble Strips Save Lives - YouTubeRaised Roadway Markers:Used to define safe paths of travel.RED roadway markers mean you are driving the WRONG direction!!!Other Roadway Markings:The beginnings of expressway exit ramps are marked with white paint as it is unsafe and illegal to make a last minute decision to cross this area.Curbs painted red, yellow, or white are designated as no-parking.