Safety Ed Ch. 2

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Regulatory Sign

sign that controls traffic

Warning Sign

sign that alerts you to possible hazards and road conditions

Guide Sign

sign that gives directions, distance, services, points of interest, and other information

Yield

to allow another vehicle or roadway user to proceed first

Right of Way

privilege of having immediate use of a certain part of a road way

Basic Speed Law

law stating that you may not drive faster than is safe and prudent for existing conditions, regardless of posted speed limits

Minimum Speed Limit

speed limit to keep traffic moving safely but not allowing drivers to drive slower than a certain speed

Advisory Speed Limit

speed limit for certain conditions such as sharp curves

School Zone

portion of a street or highway near a school that is subject to special speed limits

Traffic Signal

any signal used to control the movement of traffic

Right Turn On Red

turning right when the red signal is on unless specifically prohibited to turn

Flashing Signal

traffic signal that alerts drivers to dangerous conditions or tells them to stop

Lane Signal

signal, usually overhead, that tells whether a lane can or cannot be used at a specific time

Pedestrian Signal

signal used at heavy traffic intersections that tells pedestrians whether they should walk or wait

Shared Left Turn Lane

lane on a busy street that helps drivers make safer mid-block left turn into business areas from a center lane

Rumble Strips

sections of rough pavement intended to alert drivers of approachin roadway construction tollbooth plaza, or other traffic conditions

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