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No Passing Zone: The only pennant-shaped warning sign and marks the beginning of a no passing zone and is placed on the left side of the road facing the driver

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Chevron Signs: sharp change in the direction of the road such as a curve to the left or right and road bends in the direction the chevron points. When used in a curve, there will be an advanced curve warning sign, and several chevron signs placed through the curve.

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Left/Right Curve: road curves to left or right and you need to slow down, stay in the center of your lane to prepare for sharp turn

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Set of Curves: rd. curves ahead first in one direction and then back in the other direction ( a set of (2) curves)

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Sharp Right/Left turn: road sharply turns to left or right and you need to slow down, stay in the center of your lane to prepare for sharp turn and advisory signs of speed are posted bellow it

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Right Sharp Turn: rd. turns sharply in one direction and then back in the other

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Winding Road (series of curves): three or more curves in a rd. ahead

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One Direction Large Arrow: road ahead changes direction at an extreme angle and before reaching extreme curve, slow down as much as you would to make a turn at an intersection

Road entering Curve: main road curves to the left with a side road entering from the right and approach intersection with extra caution. A driver preparing to enter the main road may not be able to see approaching from around the curve and may pull out in front of you, leaving you room to avoid a crash, if you are traveling too fast.

Truck Rollover: curves where trucks traveling at excessive speeds have a potential to roll over

Advisory Speed Signs: sign used with any diamond shaped warning sign and highest speed you should travel is listed.

Merging Traffic: placed on major roadway to tell you traffic may be merging into your lane from another roadway or ramp. In this example, the traffic will be entering your lane from the right. Entering traffic must yield to traffic already on major roadway.

Divided Highway Begins: highway ahead becomes a divided highway with two one way roadways and a median or divider separating traffic moving opposite directions. Keep to the right of the divider or median.

Divided Highway Ends: divided highway ends and you will soon be on a road with two way traffic. Keep to the right of the centerline and watch for oncoming traffic.

Two-Way Traffic Ahead: A one-way street or roadway ends ahead. You will then travel on a rd. with 2 lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Stay in your lane to the right of the centerline. This sign may also be placed at intervals along the two-way road

Lane Ends: these signs tell you 1 lane on a multi-lane roadway ends. Right lane must merge left

Lane Ends: these signs tell you 1 lane on a multi-lane roadway ends. Left lane must merge right

Lane Ends: these signs tell you 1 lane on a multi-lane roadway ends. Right lane ends must merge left

Intersection Signs: signs let you know when the road does not continue straight through an intersection and warn you about possible problems with movements of other vehicles. Approach each with caution and slow down.
Cross Road

Intersection Signs: signs let you know when the road does not continue straight through an intersection and warn you about possible problems with movements of other vehicles. Approach each with caution and slow down.
Side Road

Intersection Signs: signs let you know when the road does not continue straight through an intersection and warn you about possible problems with movements of other vehicles. Approach each with caution and slow down.
T intersection

Intersection Signs: signs let you know when the road does not continue straight through an intersection and warn you about possible problems with movements of other vehicles. Approach each with caution and slow down.
Y intersection

Intersection Signs: signs let you know when the road does not continue straight through an intersection and warn you about possible problems with movements of other vehicles. Approach each with caution and slow down.
circular intersection

Two Direction Large Arrow: placed at the far end of a T intersection to tell you that you can only go left or right. The road does not continue straight at this intersection.

Narrow Bridge or Underpass Ahead: each lane on the bridge or underpass becomes narrower, and there generally is no shoulder. You need to slow down and make sure you stay in your lane and if a driver is approaching from the opposite direction has a wide vehicle or is taking up part of your lane, wait until he or she clears the area

Slippery When Wet: slippery conditions occur when wet, reduce speed and increase following conditions.

Deer Crossing: in areas where deers frequently cross and crashes with deer

Low Clearance: placed on an underpass, or at the entrance to a tunnel or parking garage. Do not enter if your vehicle is taller than the height listed on the sign.

Shoulder Signs: placed in advance of locations where the shoulder is lower than the road or the shoulder is soft (not paved). The low shoulder sign is used where the shoulder is as much as 3 inches below the level of the road. The SHOULDER DROP OFF sign is used for even more severe drop-off situations. If you stray off of the road and 1 wheel drops off onto a low shoulder or soft shoulder, do not slam the brakes or steer sharply to try to get back on the roadway- you can easily lose control of your vehicle!

Shoulder Signs: placed in advance of locations where the shoulder is lower than the road or the shoulder is soft (not paved). The low shoulder sign is used where the shoulder is as much as 3 inches below the level of the road. The SHOULDER DROP OFF sign is used for even more severe drop-off situations. If you stray off of the road and 1 wheel drops off onto a low shoulder or soft shoulder, do not slam the brakes or steer sharply to try to get back on the roadway- you can easily lose control of your vehicle!
-Low Shoulder

Shoulder Signs: placed in advance of locations where the shoulder is lower than the road or the shoulder is soft (not paved). The low shoulder sign is used where the shoulder is as much as 3 inches below the level of the road. The SHOULDER DROP OFF sign is used for even more severe drop-off situations. If you stray off of the road and 1 wheel drops off onto a low shoulder or soft shoulder, do not slam the brakes or steer sharply to try to get back on the roadway- you can easily lose control of your vehicle!
-Not paved sign

Hill/Downgrade: steep hill ahead, slow down and be ready to shift to a lower gear to control speed and save wear/tear on brake

Traffic Signal Ahead: a traffic signal is present at the intersection ahead, and you can’t see it due to a curve/hill

Stop Sign Ahead: a STOP sign is present at the intersection ahead. You may not be able to see it because of a curve, hill, or something else blocking your view. There also may be a line of vehicles stopped ahead at the stop sign you cannot see. When you see this sign, slow down in order to stop.

Bicycle Crossing Ahead: bicyclists may be crossing your path ahead. Be prepared to slow down, if necessary. Has fluorescent yellow or green background.

Railroad Crossing Ahead: you are approaching a railroad crossing, when you see this sign, begin looking and listening for a train. This sign is placed far enough in advance to allow you stop before you reach the tracks, if necessary.

Advanced Intersection/Railroad crossing Sign: The intersecting road has a road that has a railroad crossing within a very short distance from the intersection. If you are planning to turn onto the intersecting road and if a train is approaching, be prepared to stop.

Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Share the Road: used at roadway pinch points( no shoulder, narrow lanes, etc.) to warn you, as a motorist, to provide adequate space for bicyclists to share the roadway

Pedestrian Crossing: used at marked crosswalk or in advance of locations where pedestrians may be crossing your path. Be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary. This sign may have either a yellow background or a fluorescent yellow-green background,

School: only pentagon shaped sign used on the roadway, means you are approaching a school zone and accompanied with a downward pointing arrow, it means you are at the school zone crosswalk. You should slow down, watch for children crossing the road and stop if necessary. This sign may have either a yellow background or a fluorescent yellow-green background.

Horse Drawn Vehicle: posted in areas slow moving, horse drawn vehicles cross or share the roadway with motorized vehicles

Objects Adjacent to Roadway: Objects close to the edge of the road warn drivers of potential danger such as underpass supports, ends of bridges, guiderails and other structures. In some cases, there may not be a physical object, but rather a roadside condition such as a drop-off or an abrupt change in the roadway alignment. Such roadside objects and conditions are indicated by markers, where the stripes are angled down in the direction you need to move to avoid the hazard
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