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2 Three Types of Road Signs
Regulatory signs Warning signs Guidance signs

3 Regulatory Signs Regulate traffic speed and movement.
Color : White with Black wording & borders White with Red wording Shape: Mostly rectangular

4 (Regulate traffic speed and movement)
more Regulatory Signs (Regulate traffic speed and movement) STOP SIGN Octagon Red & white YIELD Inverted triangle DO NOT ENTER Square with a red circle WRONG WAY Rectangle


6 yellow & black wording or symbol
Warning Signs Color yellow & black wording or symbol Shape Most diamond Warn a motorist of Road conditions 2. School crossings 3. Curved roadways 4. Intersections School crossing Railroad crossing All others Pentagon Round Diamond


8 Road Work Signs Alerts motorists to a variety of temporary
(Warning Sign) Alerts motorists to a variety of temporary roadway conditions Lane closings Lane shifts Flaggers Uneven pavement Detours Changing traffic patterns Color: Orange Shape: Diamond-shaped signs *****In New Jersey, all traffic fines are doubled in work zones*****

9 Identify destinations
Guidance Signs Type 1 Identify destinations

10 Guidance Signs Type 2 IDENTIFY ROUTES Interstate US Route Marker
County Route Marker State Route Marker

11 Color Color provides information about motorist services.
#4 Recreational Signs # 3 Motorist Service Signs provides information about motorist services. Color Blue with white letters/symbols Public recreation and scenic guidance. Color Brown with white letters/symbols

12 Slow Moving Vehicle sign
Alert motorists to slow-moving vehicles. Fluorescent and reflective orange triangular sign Farm and construction equipment operating on public highways. The operators must obey all traffic rules and place a slow-moving vehicle sign on the back of their vehicles to warn approaching motorists.


14 Traffic Signals Red Light- A motorist must stop
Yellow Light- A motorist should stop before entering the intersection or crosswalk, unless their vehicle is so close to the intersection that it cannot be stopped safely. Green Light- A motorist should proceed through the intersection. Flashing Yellow Light-- Slow down and proceed with care. Flashing Red Light-- Stop.


16 Pedestrian Signals Orange, Raised Palm Symbol
Pedestrians must not leave the sidewalk or enter the roadway White, Pedestrian Silhouette Pedestrians may cross the roadway

17 Pavement Markings Yellow center lines:
Separate traffic flow going in opposite directions White lines: Separate traffic going the same way when there is more than one lane; show edges of roads (shoulder) Dashed lines: On a motorist’s side of the center line of the road mean that passing is permitted when safe Solid line: On a motorist’s side of the center line means do not pass

18 Road arrows: Used with other signs, show the correct direction a motorist must make in that particular lane. White stop lines: Show where to stop at stop signs or traffic signals Edge lines: Separates the shoulder from the travel lane and show the edges of highways White crosswalks: Pedestrian crossing. At intersections where stop lines are Missing, stop before the crosswalk NOT in the crosswalk.


20 White special markings:
STOP AHEAD, SCHOOL and R X R, are used to alert a motorist to special situations. White diamonds: High occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes For vehicles carrying multiple riders. Marked with white diamonds

21 S.I.P.D.E.

22 Using the S.I.P.D.E. Process
S= SEARCH for possible hazards or risks I= IDENTIFY objects or conditions ahead that could interfere with your planned path of travel (look “12-15 seconds” ahead) P= PREDICT what the risk/hazard may do or how it will affect your path of driving D= DECIDE your safest plan of action E= EXECUTE your plan

23 How would you use the SIPDE process to navigate through this traffic scene?



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