Road Signs and Their Meanings: Comprehensive Guide
Are you studying for a driver’s ed test or are just confused about the road signs and their meanings? In this guide, we will walk you through all of the road signs and their respective meanings so you’ll never be unsure on the road again.
Before we go through the individual road signs and their meanings, first we will discuss a few details that can help you use deductive reasoning on the road in case you can’t remember immediately what an exact road sign means. There are a lot of them, after all! That way, by knowing what a certain color sign means (for example), you will at least be able to make a quick decision based on that information versus if you had no idea at all. Sometimes, driving requires us to make fast decisions, and it’s in your best interest to stay educated via online traffic school and other readily available resources.
Road Sign Color Meanings
Below, we will go over the meanings of colors on road signs. With this knowledge, you will be able to more easily decipher what a sign means even if you don’t recognize the symbol.
- Red: The color red generally means stop; the only red signs are stop, yield, and prohibition signs.
- White: A white background means the sign is regulatory.
- Yellow: Unsurprisingly, yellow generally indicates caution.
- Green: The color green indicates permitted traffic movements or directional guidance.
- Fluorescent yellow/green: This bright hue indicates pedestrian crossings and school zones.
- Orange: Orange is used in work zones for warning and guidance signs.
- Coral: Coral is used for incident management signs.
- Blue: Blue signs are for road user services such as tourist information and evacuation routes.
- Brown: The color brown is used to give guidance to sites of public recreation or cultural interest.
All Road Signs and Their Meanings
Alright, now that you’ve been debriefed on the colors to look out for on the roads, it’s time to get more specific. Below, we have included information on all road signs and their meanings. Feel free to print out this page if you are studying for an online driver’s education course! The signs paired with their meanings are pretty self-explanatory, but let us know in the comments if you have any specific questions.
No U-Turn Sign
No Left Turn Sign
No Right Turn Sign
No Trucks Sign
No Parking Sign
No Pedestrian Traffic Sign
Pedestrian Crossing Sign
School Zone Sign
Deer Crossing Sign
Two-Way Street Sign
Right Curve Ahead Sign
Left Curve Ahead Sign
Stop Ahead Sign
Right Turn Ahead Sign
Left Turn Ahead Sign
Workers Present Sign
Flagger Ahead Sign
Emergency Vehicles Warning Sign
Bicycle Traffic Warning Sign
Hill Warning Sign
Left Lane Ends Sign
Right Lane Ends Sign
Chevron Alignment Sign
Once you get acquainted with road sign colors and what they mean, learning the meanings of road signs and their symbols becomes a lot simpler! Remember to always obey road signs—they are there for your safety.
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