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Learning the signs of the Roadway

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  1. Learning the signs of the Roadway

  2. Warning Signs • Warn drivers about dangerous situations • The are for road conditions that need caution for specific hazards that may be encountered

  3. Warning Signs

  4. Regulatory Signs • Tell drivers they must do or not do something, because of the law • Some of these signs include: • Stop sign- Octagonal sign with white wording and border on a red background • Yield Sign- White inverted triangle with red wording and border whit a white border band • Do Not Enter Sign- White square with a red circle that has a white band horizontally across it with “DO NOT ENTER” in white

  5. Regulatory Signs

  6. Guide Signs • Direct drivers to specific locations • Identify destinations and routes for traveling motorists

  7. Guide Signs

  8. Construction Signs • Inform drivers about construction zones.

  9. Construction Signs

  10. Traffic Signals • Control the flow of traffic by showing you who has the right-of-way • Traffic Signals Include: • Red, yellow, and green lights • Turn arrow lights • Lane Signs • Flashing red and yellow lights

  11. Traffic Signals • When a traffic signal is hung vertically, the red light is always on the top, the yellow in the center and the green on the bottom. • When the traffic signal is hung vertically, the red light is on the left, the yellow in the middle, and the green is on the right.

  12. Traffic Signals • Red Light • A motorist must stop before the intersection or crosswalk and remain stopped until the light changes to green • Yellow Light • A motorist should stop before entering an intersection, unless the vehicle is so close to the intersection that they cannot stop • Green Light • A motorist should proceed through the intersection. Yield to pedestrians and other vehicles still in the intersection. Before turning through an intersection yield to other vehicles

  13. Traffic Signals • Green Arrow • When shown proceed only as shown by the arrow, however yield to pedestrians and be cautious • Flashing Yellow Light • Slow down and proceed with caution • Flashing Red Light • Stop, yield to pedestrians and traffic, go when safe • Unlit Signal • If no one is directing traffic the light is now considered a four way stop sign. Follow those rules

  14. Traffic Signals

  15. Pavement Markings • On the road these signs give drivers different kinds of information • Dividing lanes • Showing when a drive can pass/ change lanes • Indicating which lanes to use for turns • Showing where pedestrians can walk • Showing where drivers must stop

  16. Pavement Markings

  17. Road Markings • Yellow Center Lines- Separate traffic flow going in opposite directions • White Lines- Separate traffic going in the same direction when there is more than one lane • Dashed Lines-Ona motorist’s side of the center line of the road means that passing is permitted • Solid Line- Do not pass on this side of the line • White Dashed Lines- Separate traffic lanes on multi lane highways

  18. Road Markings • White Cross Walk- Indicate pedestrian crossing areas • White Stop Lines- Show where to stop at stop signs or traffic signals • Double Yellow/White Solid Lines- Prohibit passing • Yellow Solid and Dashed Lines- Controlled passing. You can pass only if the dashed lines are on your side of the roadway

  19. Road Markings