Understanding Road Sign Shapes and Their Meanings

Understanding Road Sign Shapes and Their Meanings

This article will provide you with a comprehensive guide to understanding the different shapes of road signs and what each one means. We will cover the eight different sign shapes, including the octagon,

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Slide1Do you know your signs?

Slide2Sign Shapes• 8 different shapes of signs – Means Stop • Stop line (White Line) • Before Crosswalk (Marked or Unmarked) • At the sign before entering the intersection

Slide5Yield right of way to pedestrians and approaching traffic – If 4-way stop, wait your turn – If person holding sign, flow their direction • Police officer • School Crossing Guard • Construction worker

Slide6Means yield the right of way – Maybe stop sign

Slide8Means railroad crossing ahead – 750ft in front of tracks in rural area – If train is coming stop and wait, don’t try to beat train

Slide9Means warning – Either yellow or orange in color – Warns of hazards or possible hazards – Also used in construction zones

Slide10Means school zone or school crossing • 2 children walking = school is near • 2 children in crosswalk, you are at a school crossing

Slide11Is posted on left side of roadway • Posted at the beginning of a No Passing Zone

Slide12Used as regulatory or guide sign • White with black wording

Slide14Sign Colors• Ten different colors – Red – Black/White – Yellow – Orange – Green – Blue – Brown – Yellow-Green – Pink

Slide15Regulatory Signs• Must be obeyed • Types – Stop – Yield – Do Not Enter – Wrong Way

Slide17Some are regulatory (must be obeyed) • Some are Route Markers

Slide18Warning Signs• Alerts drivers to road conditions and dangers ahead

Slide20Warning Sign• Used for two types of warning signs – Pedestrian Crossing – School Zones/Crossing

Slide22Warning Sign• Used specifically for construction and maintenance

Slide24Guide Signs• Where you are • Which way to go • How far you have gone or how far you have left to go (Distance)

Slide26Guide Signs• Services available – Food – Gas – Hospital – Hotels

Slide28Guide Signs• Parks and recreation

Slide30Traffic Incident• Alerts you to possible dangers due to unplanned events – Traffic Crashes – Natural Disasters

Slide32Types/Categories of Signs• F i v e  D i f f e r e n t  C a t e g o r i e s – R e g u l a t o r y – W a r n i n g – C o n s t r u c t i o n  a n d  M a i n t e n a n c e – G u i d e – S p e c i a l

Slide33Regulatory Signs• Red, White, or Black in color • Tell you what to do • Must always obey them

Slide34Regulatory Signs

Slide35Regulatory Signs

Slide36Regulatory Signs• One-Way Signs • Must always go the direction of the arrow

Slide37Regulatory Signs• Warns of a speed zone approaching

Slide38Regulatory Signs• Maximum and Minimum Speed Limits • Unless for safety, illegal to drive slower than minimum

Slide39Regulatory Signs• Divided Highway (Approaching from Side) – Median Strip Separates both lanes of traffic

Slide40Regulatory Signs

Slide41Warning Signs• Alerts drivers to conditions ahead • Usually diamond in shape • Warns drivers about road hazards, schools, and other situations

Slide42Warning Signs• Pedestrian Crossing • School Zone/Crossing

Slide43Warning Signs• Special Crossings

Slide44Warning Signs• Signal Ahead – Start Slowing down when you see these signs

Slide45Warning Signs• Intersections Ahead

Slide46Warning Signs• Turns and Curves – Be aware of maximum speed on curves – You can always speed up, but you cannot always slow down

Slide47Warning Signs

Slide49Warning Signs

Slide50Warning Signs

Slide51Warning Signs

Slide52Warning Signs• Posted where a divided highway begins • Posted where a divided highway ends

Slide53Warning Signs

Slide54Construction and Maintenance• Use extreme caution when you see these signs • Usually diamond in shape

Slide55Flagperson Ahead

Slide56Guide Signs• Route Markers • Destination and Distance

Slide57Guide Signs• Parks and Recreation • Services

Slide58Guide Signs• D e t o u r

Slide59Special Signs• Turn to page 77 of Rules of the Road