Traffic Control Signs
THE SHAPE AND COLOR OF SIGNS
DIFFERS WITH THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE:
You may be asked the color and shape of
different types of signs:
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The STOP sign
Stop Sign Law:
Come to a full stop, yield the right-of-way to
vehicles and pedestrians in or approaching the intersection. Go
when it is safe. You must come to a stop before the stop line,
if there is one. If not, you must stop before entering the crosswalk.
If there is no stop line or crosswalk, you must stop before entering
the intersection, at the point nearest the intersection that gives
you a view of traffic on the intersecting roadway.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE AND KNOW
ARE USUALLY WHITE RECTANGLES WITH BLACK LETTERS
SOMETIMES THEY MAY USE RED LETTERS
TIP - They are regulating something, your
speed, turns, etc.
WARNING SIGNS ARE YELLOW WITH BLACK LETTER/SYMBOLS
DIAMOND SHAPE AND SOMETIMES COMBINED WITH A RECTANGULAR "RECOMMENDED
TIP - They are warning you of conditions
GREEN WITH WHITE LETTERING
SHOWING DISTANCES AND DIRECTIONS TO VARIOUS
SERVICE SIGNS ARE BLUE WITH WHITE LETTERING
SHOWING LOCATION OF HOSPITALS, GAS AND
REST AREAS ETC.
SOME EXAMPLES ARE:
Hospital next exit
RAIL ROAD CROSSING SIGNS:
Yellow with black letters and "X" symbol
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