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1 Chapter 8 Illinois Rules of the Road

2 Shapes This RED 8 sided sign means STOP You must make a complete stop at the stop line. If there is no stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and approaching traffic.

3 Shapes This three-sided sign means YIELD the right-of-way. You must let all traffic and pedestrians near you go before you proceed. YIELD signs are red and white.

4 Shapes This round sign means RAILROAD CROSSING ahead. RAILROAD CROSSING signs are yellow with a black crossbuck X and the letters RR. It is an advance warning sign that means a railroad track will cross the roadway ahead.

5 Shapes This diamond-shaped sign means WARNING. It may be yellow, yellow-green or orange with black wording or symbols. This sign warns you about hazards or possible hazards on or near the roadway. Slow down and use caution when you see these signs.

6 Shapes This five-sided sign is shaped like an old school house. It is yellow or yellow-green with black symbols. It means either SCHOOL ZONE or SCHOOL CROSSING. If the sign shows two children walking, a school is near. If the sign shows two children walking with a downward pointing arrow, you are at a school crossing.

7 Shapes This three-sided sign is shaped like a pennant. It is yellow with black wording. The sign will appear on the left side of a two-lane, two-way roadway. It is posted at the beginning of a NO-PASSING ZONE where "no-passing" pavement markings are also used.

8 Shapes Squares and/or rectangles can be used either as regulatory or as guide signs.

9 Colors RED signs are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. They include STOP, YIELD, DO NOT ENTER or WRONG WAY. YELLOW is used for warning signs. These signs tell you of road conditions and dangers ahead. ORANGE also is used for warning signs. These signs alert you to possible dangers ahead due to construction and maintenance projects.

10 Colors Some BLACK and WHITE signs are regulatory signs and must be obeyed. GREEN is used for guide signs. BLUE also is used for guide signs. These signs tell you about services along the roadway. BROWN is used for parks and recreation signs.

11 Regulatory Signs Stop signs Yield signs Do Not Enter Signs
Speed Postings/ Limits Wrong Way No U Turn No Right Turn

12 Warning Signs Pedestrians Crossing/ Crosswalk School Signs
Intersection/ Stop/ Yield Ahead Merging Lanes Downgrade Reduction in Lanes No Passing

13 Construction/ Maintenance Signs
When you see these signs, workers may be working close to your traffic lane. Follow the signs and adjust your speed to the posted work zone speed limit, stay alert, and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and all traffic barriers. The minimum fine for speeding in a construction zone, regardless of the presence of workers, is $375 for a first offense and $1,000 for a repeat offense.

14 Slow Down!!!

15 Special Signs Slow Moving Vehicle A vehicle displaying this sign is moving slowly. Drivers must slow down and pass only when safe to do so.

16 Special Signs Parking for Persons with Disabilities Parking spaces with this sign are reserved for vehicles displaying Persons with Disabilities plates and parking placards and Disabled Veteran plates ONLY!!!!

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