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What does this sign mean?

make a full stop

An 8-sided red STOP sign indicates that you must make a full “STOP” whenever you see this sign. Stop at the white limit line or before entering the crosswalk. If a limit line or crosswalk is not painted on the street, stop before entering the intersection. Check traffic in all directions before proceeding.

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Stop if children are in the crosswalk

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What does this sign mean?

slow down and prepare to stop

A 3-sided red YIELD sign indicates that you must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian pass before you proceed.

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What does this sign mean?

no right turn

When seeing this sign, the driver must not turn towards the right side of the road in any circumstance.

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What does this sign mean?

No U-turn

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What does this sign mean?

Two-way traffic

When seeing this sign, the drivers should be aware that they are approaching a roadway section where two-way traffic is in operation.

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What does this sign mean?

Do not cross the street

“Don’t Walk” or “Raised Hand” pedestrian traffic signal light means you may not start crossing the street.

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What does this sign mean?

new lane added

This sign indicates that a new lane is added to the main roadway for traffic entering from the side. Traffic entering the main road need not merge and can continue driving in the new lane.

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What does this sign mean?

crossroad ahead

The sign indicates that another road ahead will cross the path. It would be ideal to look left and right while crossing the traffic.

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What does this sign mean?

curve road ahead

This road sign suggests the driver to slow down and be prepared for the change in direction.

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What does this sign mean?

directional arrow

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divided highway; keep to the right-hand road

This sign indicates a divided highway ahead, where a two-way traffic will be divided by a centre strip.

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What does this sign indicate?

divided highway is ending; two-way traffic ahead

The sign indicates a two way-traffic will no longer be divided by a center strip.

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lane ends

This sign warns the driver that the right lane ends ahead.

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beware of merging traffic

This sign indicates that two separate roadways will converge into one lane. It indicates which lane is merging into the other. Drivers on the main roadway should look out for merging vehicles.

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pedestrian crossing

This road sign warns drivers to be alert for anyone who might walk or run in front of their vehicles.

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What does this sign mean?

sharp turn ahead (right), reduce speed

This sign warns drivers that the road will turn sharply in the direction of the arrow. Thereby, it is necessary for the driver to reduce the speed of the vehicle.

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What does this sign mean?

stop ahead, slow down

This warning sign alerts drivers about a stop sign ahead. So, a driver should slow down and be prepared to stop.

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side road from left

This warning intersection sign indicates a left side turn on the road in addition to the straight movement of the road. 

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What does this sign mean?

traffic signal ahead

This warning sign alerts the driver look out for an intersection or a stop light ahead.

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What does this sign mean?

winding road ahead; slow down

The warning sign indicates a series of curves ahead and that a driver should slow down to navigate the curves safely.

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What does this sign mean?

yield ahead

The yield ahead sign prepares drivers to slow down and to let other vehicles crossing the road take the right-of-way

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What does this sign mean?

no left turn

The driver cannot take a left-turn at an intersection where this sign is posted.

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emergency parking only

A driver can park in this space only if there is an emergency.

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What does this sign mean?

keep right

This sign indicates a driver to stay on the right-side of the island or barrier.

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What does this sign mean?

no parking any time

This sign discourages drivers from parking their vehicles at a location at any time where this sign is posted. 

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What does this sign mean?

no turns, drive straight through

Drivers cannot turn the vehicle in the left of right direction. They can only drive straight through the intersection.

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What does this sign mean?

one way

The driver can make a turn only in the direction that the arrow is pointing.

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What does this traffic signal mean?

 

 

Steady Green Light (Go)

A steady green light means the driver can proceed on a green light if it is safe to do so. You may drive straight ahead or turn unless prohibited by another sign or signal. Watch for cars and pedestrians at the intersection. Be aware of reckless drivers who may race across the intersection to beat a red light.

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What does this sign mean?

Steady Red Light (Stop)

Stop before entering the crosswalk or intersection. You may turn right unless prohibited by law. You may also turn left if both streets are one way unless prohibited by law. You must yield to all pedestrians and other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

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Identify this traffic signal.

STOP

The solid red traffic signal indicates motorists to come to a complete stop and wait for the green light before proceeding. You can make a right turn against a red light after stopping.

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Identify this traffic signal.

stop until the green arrow appears 

A red arrow means “STOP.” Remain stopped until the green signal or green arrow appears to make a turn. Do not turn against a red arrow. 

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What does this sign mean?

prepare to stop or cross cautiously

A yellow traffic signal light means “caution” and indicates that the red traffic light is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, stop if you can do so safely. If you cannot stop safely, cross the intersection cautiously.

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What does this sign mean?

protected turning time period is ending

A yellow arrow means the “protected” turning time period is ending. Be prepared to obey the next traffic signal light, which could be the green or red traffic signal light or the red arrow.

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Identify this traffic sign.

caution to avoid contamination with/exposure to atomic radiation

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What does this sign mean?

3 tracks sign

This White Regulatory Sign indicates the number of railroad tracks at a crossing.

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What does this sign mean?

do not block intersection

It is illegal to to stop, stand or park at any time within any intersection which has been marked with this sign, except intsructuted otherwise by a police officer or other authorized officer.

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What does this sign mean?

do not move forward, possible unsafe road ahead

If you see this sign posted, do not pass in that area regardless of how safe you may feel to do so.

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What does this sign mean?

don't stop on tracks

This sign reminds drivers not to stop on the railroad tracks for any reason.

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What does this sign mean?

Left turn only

This sign indicates two lanes of traffic are permitted to turn left. The traffic in the left lane must turn left while traffic in the other lane has a choice.

 

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What does this sign mean?

only left turn allowed on green signal

The Left Turn Yield on Green Signal is installed at busy intersections to remind the drivers a vehicle can take a left turn on a green signal.

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Identify this traffic sign.

Airport guide sign

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Identify this traffic sign.

railroad crossing sign

This warning sign alerts drivers of railroad tracks ahead.  Beware of any approaching trains from both directions and prepare to stop, if necessary.

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What does this sign mean?

 

 

Texas Route Marker

Texas Route Marker signs indicate what road you are or will be traveling on. Plan your trip and know which road you want to take.

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What does this sign mean?

road closed, cannot drive ahead

The orange Road Closed Ahead sign indictes the road is simply closed and one cannot drive ahead.

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roadwork on the shoulder ahead, slow down or move to another lane

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What does this sign mean?

slower drivers should drive in the right lane

Slower Traffic Keep Right is a White Regulatory Sign and is meant for those driving slower than the normal speed of traffic on some multilane highways. It reminds slow drivers to drive in the right lane.

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beware of falling rocks

This warning sign alerts drivers to be extra careful of obstacles on the road in the form of rocks or fallen cliffs or verges.

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What does this sign mean?

maximum speed limit under ideal condition is 65 mph

This sign indicates the maximum speed limit for the stretch of highway where it is posted. Drive more slowly than the posted speed limit if road conditions are unfavorable. Note that it is illegal to drive any faster than 55 mph

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Identify this road sign.

emergency medical services

The sign is used to identify medical service facilities that have been included in the Emergency Medical Services system.

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What does this sign mean?

advisory speed sign

The advisory speed sign means that a driver should reduce to the safe speed indicated.

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Travel information sign

This sign tells you which way to go and how far you must travel to get to cities, airports, and other destinations.

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What does this sign mean?

Litter barrel in 1 mile

A litter barrel is the only place where you may lawfully throw your trash on the highway. This sign advises that such a barrel is one mile ahead. Litter barrels are also found at all rest/picnic areas.

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What does this sign mean?

circular intersection ahead a.k.a. roundabout

Motorists must enter from the right, yielding to traffic already in the roundabout, and follow the circle to the right until the desired roadway is reached.​

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What does this sign mean?

curve advisory with speed

The sign is used to warn motorists of abrupt changes in horizontal road alignment. It is a speed limit sign that warns drivers of a curve ahead. Motorists should reduce to the safe speed indicated.

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What does this sign mean?

watch out for deer crossing

This warning sign is posted in areas where deer usually cross the road. If you see this sign, stay alert and prepare to stop for any wildlife that may cross the road ahead.

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take a temporary detour from normal route

Tells the driver to follow the signs for a temporary detour from normal traffic route. This sign features an arrow directing motorists which way to go.

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What does this sign mean?

watch out for donkey crossing

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What does this sign mean?

dump station nearby 

This sign is usually seen near campsites and is a used to indicate the availability of facilities designed for dumping wastes from recreational vehicle holding tanks.

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What does this sign mean?

elevator ahead

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What does this sign mean?

exit closed, take a different route

This sign is used to supplement other warning signs where work is in progress near an exit ramp. It indicates that the exit manoeuvre is different from the normal condition.

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federal numbered bicycle route

The sign indicates the interstate long-distance cycling route.

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What does this sign mean?

fire station ahead

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What does this sign mean?

flagman ahead a.k.a. road construction ahead

This traffic signs warns motorists that a flagger is controlling the traffic ahead. Flaggers use STOP and SLOW paddles or a red flag to signal traffic to stop or slow down.

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What does this sign mean?

caution, golf cart crossing

This sign informs motorists of a crossing dedicated for golf carts.  It alerts motorists of areas where golf carts might enter into the roadway unexpectedly.

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What does this sign mean?

hazardous material prohibited

Hazardous materials such as poisons, ozone depleting substances, radioactive materials, and explosive substances are not allowed.

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food service or restaurant nearby/ahead

The Highway Food Service Sign informs drivers that there is a food service or restaurant available nearby.

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What does this sign mean?

Gas station nearby/ahead

The Highway Gas Service Sign informs drivers that there is a gas station nearby that has diesel fuel available.

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hospital nearby/ahead

The hospital sign lets motorists know that there is a medical establishment nearby.

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What does this sign mean?

hotel or motel ahead

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What does this sign mean?

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane ends

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What does this sign mean?

Interstate route marker

Interstate Route Marker signs tell you what road you are on. Plan your trip and know which roads you want to take.​

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What does this sign mean?

stick to the right side of the road

The vehicle must be kept to the right side of the road. The Keep Right sign is typically posted in areas where a divided median begins, or in construction areas.

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laundry facilities ahead

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What does this sign mean?

library ahead

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What does this sign mean?

caution, light rail track ahead

This is an LED-activated sign, and it alerts motorists and pedestrians to be wary of approaching streetcar and commuter rail traffic.

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watch out for overhead obstacles

This warning sign alerts motorists of approaching an object or area with overhead obstacles. 12’6’’ indicates the maximum height for transportation.

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narrow bridge ahead

The sign indicates that there is a narrow bridge ahead and there is room for only two lanes of traffic.

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The maximum speed limit at night is 45 mph.

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What does this sign mean?

no cars on tracks

This sign reminds motorists that vehicles on the rail tracks is prohibited.

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no hitchhiking

The sign indicates that the travellers cannot hitchhike or ask for a lift.

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What does this sign mean?

no parking, bus stop

The sign denotes that parking is not allowed and no cars can be parked in that area due to bus stops in the direction the arrow is pointing.  

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What does this sign mean?

no trucks

The "NO TRUCKS" sign forbids large trucks from entering a road where the sign is posted.

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business route

It guides motorists to leave the main highway at one end of a city or town, haunt local businesses, and then rejoin the main route at the opposite end of the city or town.

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off road trail

The sign indicates that an off-road trail is ahead. An off-road trail is used for traveling off public roads.

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pavement ends

The sign indicates that the road surface ahead changes from a hard-surfaced pavement to a low-type surface or earth road.

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What does this sign mean?

playground area ahead

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ranger station ahead

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reserved for handicapped parking space(s)

The sign indicates that the given parking space is reserved for physically challenged people and is prohibited for normal people parking their cars in the marked space.

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right lane closed ahead, moved to the left lane

The right lane closed ahead sign is posted well in advance of the lane closure. It alerts drivers to changes in the traffic pattern due to construction or other road changes.

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road work ahead, slow down

This temporary warning sign alerts motorists of obstructions or restrictions in the road ahead. It indicates that there is road work ahead, cautioning road users to slow down.

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What does this sign mean?

stop and submit to DUI checkpoint

This random checkpoint sign alerts motorists of sobriety checkpoint where motorists are checked for signs of intoxication or impairment.

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What does this sign mean?

Timed Signals

The sign indicates that a signal is set for 25 miles per hour.

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What does this sign mean?

traffic does not stop, do not cross here!

The sign indicates that the pedestrians must not cross the road as the oncoming traffic would not yield.

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truck rollover danger

This warning sign identifies curves where trucks traveling at excessive speeds may possibly rollover.

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three-way intersection ahead

The Y Intersection sign indicates that a three-way intersection is up ahead on the road, with all roads being of equal size and importance.

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What does this sign mean?

stop and yield to pedestrians

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speed limit for larger trucks and vehicles

On some roadways, larger vehicles must abide by different speed limits.

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caution, no-passing zone ending

This road sign indicates the end of a no-passing zone and reminds motorists that passing is allowed, provided you can do so safely.

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What does this sign mean?

bump up ahead, slow down

Bump is a traffic sign that warns motorists that there is a bump on the road. Reduce the vehicle’s speed whenever you see this sign posted.

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Center Turn Lane

The sign indicates a shared lane for left turns in both directions of travel. It is forbidden to travel or pass in the center turn lane.

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Chevron Signs

The sign warns drivers of a change in direction or narrowing of the road. This sign is found mostly outside of a sharp curve or on approaches to a narrow bridge.

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What does this sign mean?

stop, oncoming traffic ahead

This sign can be found at the start of one-way streets and ramps which prohibits drivers from entering a one-way roadway where traffic is moving in the opposite direction. The WRONG WAY sign may accompany the DO NOT ENTER sign. If you see one or both of these signs, drive to the side and stop.

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What does this sign mean?

wrong way, turn around

The WRONG WAY sign may accompany the DO NOT ENTER sign. If you see one or both of these signs, drive to the side and stop. When safe, back out or turn around and go back to the road you were on.

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What does this sign mean?

no bicycles

The sign forbids a cyclist from entering a roadway wherever this sign is posted. A ‘No Bicycles’ sign is typically found on high-speed roadways.

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What does this sign mean?

No Parking

Motorists cannot park their vehicles whenever this sign is installed.

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No Pedestrian Crossing

The sign prohibits pedestrians from crossing the street.

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What does this sign mean?

US Route Sign 40

U.S. Route 40 a.k.a. the Main Street of America is a major east–west United States Highway traveling across the United States from the Mountain States to the Mid-Atlantic States.

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What does this sign mean?

County Route Sign

County highway markers are usually a yellow-on-blue pentagon. It tells you the name of the county road that you are on. These types of roads are usually older and less maintained and, therefore, are less safe than other US highways. So, it is advisable to stay cautious while travelling on a county road.

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What does this sign mean?

Interstate Highway Exit

The freeway/expressway exit sign tells you the exit number and/or the name of the main roadway that the highway off-ramp will be connecting to. Most freeway's exit signs have exit numbers. Before 2002, California did not use exit numbering system.

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What does this sign mean?

lane is reserved

The sign is a diamond-shaped marking which means that the lane is reserved for certain purposes or certain vehicles such as buses or car-pool vehicles during rush hour traffic.

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What does this sign mean?

road closed, take a detour

The sign means that the road is closed, and vehicles should not drive past this sign. Take a detour whenever you see this sign posted.

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slow down, road entering curve

Motorists are advised to approach the intersection with extra caution. The main road curves to the left and a driver preparing to enter the main road from the right may not be able to see you from around the curve.

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What does this sign mean?

slow down, set of curves (left to right) ahead

This sign indicates a series of curves up ahead on the road. Slow down to navigate through the curves safely.​

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No Parking Loading Zone

A No Parking Loading Zone Sign is a helpful aid for the protection of the health and safety of personnel.

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What does this sign mean?

T Intersection, road ends straight ahead

This intersection traffic sign also called the three-way intersection indicates there is no forward movement. The traffic must either turn right or left. A T intersection usually accompanies a stop or yield sign.

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What does this sign indicate?

speed limit- school zone

You cannot go beyond the posted speed in a school zone when children are present.​

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stop, take a right turn

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Mile Markers

Milepost markers are placed each mile along the edge of the roadway from one end of the state to the other. Zero always starts at south or west border where a route begins.​

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What does this sign mean?

Yield to Oncoming Traffic

Motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to traffic traveling in the opposite direction.​

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Four-Way Stop

A Four-Way Stop sign informs motorists that all entrances to an intersection are controlled by stop signs.

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What does this sign mean?

Single Broken Yellow Line

A single, broken yellow centerline shows the center of a two-way, two-lane road. Passing is permitted on either side under safe conditions. When passing, the driver must use the lane belonging to oncoming traffic.​

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Do not cross double white line

Drivers should not change lanes or turn across the double white lines.

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What does this sign mean?

Solid Yellow and Broken Yellow Centerline

Solid Yellow and Broken Yellow Centerline shows the center of a two-way roadway. Passing is allowed if the broken yellow line is on your side.​

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What does this sign mean?

school zone, slow down

This sign warns motorists of schools and school crossings. School zones have a speed limit you must observe. Slow down and be ready to stop.​

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What does this sign mean?

Active Work Zone Traffic When Flashing

A white light is attached to this sign and will flash only when workers are present. The sign is placed at the beginning of an active work zone where construction, maintenance or utility workers are on the roadway.​ 

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What does this sign mean?

End of Active Work Zone

The sign is placed at the end of an active work zone where construction, maintenance, or utility workers are on the roadway.​

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Identify this road sign.

Slow down, road work ahead

This sign informs you there is road work ahead and also cautions you to slow down.

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What does this traffic signal mean?

 

 

Workers Ahead 

Workers Ahead is one of the work zone road signs.​

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What does this sign mean?

No Parking Tow Away Zone

This is a useful tool to help protect the health and safety of staff, and is not a substitute for necessary protective measures for lessening or eliminating hazards.​

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Identify this traffic signal.

Exit Only 

The lane with this sign above exits ahead.

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Identify this traffic signal.

Highway Guide Sign 

All Highway guide signs are green with white letters. There is usually one advance sign which is followed by another advance sign. The third sign is posted at the exit.​ 

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What does this sign mean?

Loose Gravel

The surface of the road is covered with loose gravel. It is suggested that the driver goes slow enough to keep complete control of his vehicle. Also, to not apply brakes suddenly or make sharp turns as this may cause a skid.​

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What does this sign mean?

Highway Intersection Ahead

The road the driver is traveling on intersects a highway ahead. It is suggested to slow down look to the right and to the left for other traffic, be prepared to stop and yield to crossing traffic.​

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Identify this traffic sign.

slow down, cross traffic ahead

The Cross Traffic sign alerts you to slow down your vehicle and watch out for cross traffic.

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What does this sign mean?

Island Ahead

The sign indicates traffic is permitted to pass on either side of a traffic island or an obstruction.​

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What does this sign mean?

shoulder drop off

Shoulder Drop Off is a sign that indicates that the driver's shoulder is more than three inches below the level of the road.​

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What does this sign mean?

slow down, depression on road ahead

The DIP sign indicates a depression in the road ahead low place up ahead in on the road. Slow down whenever you see this sign posted. An advisory speed sign usually accompanies the DIP sign.

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What does this sign mean?

Watch for Ice on Bridges

The Watch for Ice on Bridges sign warns a driver that ice may form on the bridge even if the rest of the road is not covered in ice or snow. Whenever you see this sign posted, slow down.​

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What does this sign mean?

no right turn on red

Right turns are prohibited when the red light is on at an intersection where this sign is posted. Wait for the green light before making the turn.​

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What does this sign mean?

Left Lane Ends

The sign means that the left lane on roadway will end ahead.

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What does this sign mean?

Lane Ends Merge Left 

Lane Ends Merge Left informs the driver that one of the lanes on a multi-lane roadway will end ahead.​

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What does this sign mean?

Weave Area

The Weave Area traffic sign is used to warn that the driver will be merging with another roadway as another traffic is exiting and crossing his path.

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What does this sign mean?

No Passing Zone

The driver may not pass cars ahead of the lane. Most commonly, the "no passing zone" traffic sign is installed before hills or curves where the driver cannot see far enough ahead to pass safely.

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What does this sign mean?

 

 

Hazardous Load Placards: Flammable

A diamond-shaped sign on a truck H means that the load on the truck is potentially dangerous (gas, explosives, etc.). Vehicles which display these signs are required to stop before crossing railroad tracks.

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Identify this traffic sign.

report problem or emergency sign

Many railroad crossings will also have a blue and white sign to indicate what to do if there is an emergency on or near the tracks, or if your vehicle has stalled on the tracks.

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What does this sign mean?

slow down, hill or downgrade ahead

This sign is used to warn motorists of a hill or a downgrade up ahead on the road. Be ready to slow down or shift to a lower gear.​

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What does this sign mean?

 

 

Green arrow displayed at the same time as a red light

A green arrow displayed at the same time as a red light means the driver can proceed carefully in the direction of the arrow after yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles and pedestrians.

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Identify this traffic sign.

Guide Sign

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What does this sign mean?

slippery when wet

If you see this sign, be aware that you are approaching a roadway that is slick and hazardous when it is wet or raining.

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What does flashing yellow arrow mean?

turns are permitted

Flashing yellow arrow traffic signal light means turns are permitted (unprotected), but you must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and then proceed with caution.

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What does flashing yellow light mean?

proceed with caution

Slow down and stay alert before entering the intersection with a flashing yellow light. Yield to any pedestrians, bicyclists, or vehicles in the intersection. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow traffic signal light.
 

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What does this sign mean?

Red light photo enforced