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Drivers Theory Quizlet! 🚗
This is a study set for Mrs. Cahill's period 8 Drivers Theory class. This study set includes traffic signs, signals, lanes, and other vocabulary.
Terms in this set (53)
What is a regulatory sign?
a sign that controls traffic.
What does a stop sign mean?
It tells you where to stop. It may be used where any two or more streets intersect. You may see one on two or four corners of an intersection. Sometimes when there is a crosswalk, you may see a stop sign in the middle of the street.
What does a yellow sign mean?
What does a horizontal rectangle sign mean?
What are the rules of an intersection?
•the driver who stopped first should be allowed to go first
•when vehicles stop to the right and lest of each other at the same time, the driver on the right should be allowed to proceed first.
•When stopped across the intersection facing oncoming traffic, the driver going straight should be allowed to proceed. A driver turning left should wait.
•Show your intention to proceed by moving forward slowly before entering the intersection.
•check for traffic ahead and to the sides before entering the intersection.
What does a blue sign mean?
What is a yield sign?
found where roadways Cross and merge. Always slow down and check traffic in front of you and behind when approaching one. By slowing enough ahead of time, you can often proceed without completely stopping. However always be prepared to stop. Proceed only when it's safe to do so, without affecting traffic in the lane you are entering.
What's a speed limit sign?
shows the maximum and sometimes the minimum speed allowed on that roadway. Speed limits are used to manage traffic flow at safe speeds. States are permitted to establish their own speed limits.
What is the basic speed law?
law saying that your speed depends on the conditions.
What is an advisory speed limit?
a speed limit that is set for special conditions such as sharp curves and is often posted below a warning sign. If The road conditions pose possible dangers to drivers, speeds should be even lower. Resume normal speed ones road conditions are back to normal, such as after the road straightens out again.
What does a pentagon sign mean?
that youre in a school zone.
What does a round sign mean?
What does a red sign mean?
stop, yield, or prohibited.
What is a warning sign?
alerts you to hazards or changes in the condition of the road ahead. Most are diamond shaped. Are you prepared to slow or stop when you see one.
What should you do when you see a school zone/pedestrian sign?
you should slow down and proceed carefully. Children may dart out into the street without looking or take other unexpected actions. School zone sign, showing only two figures, is posted within a block of the school. The school crossing sign has lines that represent the sidewalk. This sign is posted in the intersections were crossings used by children.
What is a railroad advance warning sign?
A sign that warns motorists of a railroad crossing ahead. Slow down as you approach the train tracks and be prepared to stop. The crossing may have a number of tracks posted on it. If there is more than one set of tracks, be sure that the second train is not coming from the opposite direction. Flashing red lights or crossing gates might be added to alert you when driving.
What are construction and slow-moving vehicle signs?
alerts you that you are about to enter a work zone. Be ready to slow, stop, or drive around workers and equipment. In addition to the signs posted, You must also follow directions from any workers directing traffic. Many states now increased fines for violations and construction zones. A slow moving vehicle sign is an orange triangle borders with red that warns drivers that the vehicle is traveling slower than other traffic.
What are guide signs?
provide a variety of information. They mark routes, intersections, service areas, and other points of interest or information.
What are route signs?
Local, state, US, and interstate routes are posted with route signs. Route signs very according to the type of roadway. State and country route markers will vary from state to state. Interstate signs are red white and blue shields. Noticed that a special numbering system is used for interstate routes.
What is an international sign?
A sign that is able to be understood by drivers from other countries without learning several languages. The U.S. adopted several international symbols for use on highway signs. More and more of these symbols will be used as international travel increases.
What are traffic signals?
traffic lights, arrows, flashing signals, lane signals, and pedestrian signals that are used to hope traffic flows smoothly.
What does a red light mean?
means that you have to come to a full stop. Stop behind the stop line or crosswalk. If there is no stop lines, stop before entering an intersection.
What does a yellow light mean?
means caution. Make every effort to stop safely for a yellow light. If you are too close to stop safely when a yellow light appears, proceed carefully through the intersection.
What does a green light mean?
means that you can proceed, but only once you are sure that the intersection is clear.
What should you do before entering an intersection?
You should always check traffic to the left, front, and right before entering an intersection. When approaching a light that has been green for some time, be prepared for the light to turn yellow.
What does a right-turn-on-red mean?
At most intersections, drivers are allowed to make a right on red. This means turning right after stopping when the signal is red. However, some cities restrict such turns.
What does a left-turn-on-red mean?
Some states from drivers to make a left turn after stopping at a red light one turning from a one-way street into another one-way street. Few states permit left turns after stopping at a red light from a left-turn lane into a one way street. Be sure state and local laws permit such terms. The intersection and crosswalk must be clear of traffic and pedestrians before you turn either left or right at the red light.
What's a computerized traffic light?
On heavily traveled roads, the flow of traffic may be controlled by a computer. The computer system coordinates traffic lights at several intersections. With the system traffic and flow for many blocks or near the speed limit without stopping.
What does a flashing signal mean?
alerts you to dangerous conditions or tells you to stop. The flashing light may be the only light on the traffic signal. When you see a flashing yellow signal, slow down. Be prepared to stop at the traffic light.
What do arrows mean?
regulate the movement of traffic on a regular path through the intersection. A red arrow means that you May not go in this direction. The yellow arrow means that the red arrow is about to appear. The green left arrow means to be sure that oncoming traffic does not go through the red light. The green right arrow yields to pedestrians and vehicles already in that intersection. The green arrow means to go straight ahead only after yielding to vehicles and pedestrians within the intersection.
What are lane signals?
Some streets and expressways have lanes in with traffic is permitted to travel in One Direction for one period of time, then in the opposite direction and another time. Switching the direction of travel in these lanes helps control the morning and evening rush-hour traffic. Lights hung overhead with arrows pointing downward indicate whether or not this line can be used at that time. Each light is a lane signal. The signals are different from the arrows that regulate turns.
What are pedestrian signals?
used to ensure the safety of people who are walking. Add busy intersections, there may be a pedestrian signal mounted near the traffic lights. Pedestrians should only cross when they face a walk signal with a symbol of the person walking. Pedestrians must wait on the curb when they don't walk signal flashes remains remains lit.
What is a roadway marking?
provide many clues to help you drive safely. I'll probably marking gives a warning or direction. Roadway markings are usually lines, words, or symbols painted on the roadway. Some markings are painted on curves are other services. Such as signs and signals, the colors of the roadway markings have specific meetings.
What do single line roadway markings mean?
Single single, broken, yellow line separates two way traffic. It indicates that you may pass, but only one no traffic is coming from the opposite direction. A solid yellow line indicates passing is not allowed.
What do double roadway lines mean?
Two solid yellow lines that divide traffic prohibit passing. Some cities permit you to turn left across solid yellow lines into a drive-way or alley after yielding to other traffic. You may also see a solid and broken line together. This indicates that the passing is permitted if you were traveling on the side with the broken line. A solid yellow mine on your side indicates that passing is not permitted.
What do broken, white lines mean?
Broken white line separate lanes that are moving in the same direction.
What do solid, white lines mean?
Solid white lines identify were changing lanes is hazardous and to mark the edge of the roadway.
What do white arrows in lanes mean?
White arrows in lanes tell you when and where to turn.
What are stop lines?
Stop lines are solid white lines across your lane that show you were to stop at a stop sign or traffic light.
What are school crossings?
School crossings our two thin lines across both lanes indicating to watch for children in the area.
What are railroad crossings?
Railroad crossings are indicated by an X in two Rs on the roadway in front of train tracks. It onesie that there is a railroad crossing ahead.
What are pedestrian crosswalks?
Pedestrian crosswalks are indicated by solid white lines. They often have diagonal or perpendicular lines in them.
what are High occupancy lanes (HOV)?
HOV lanes are marked with a large, white diamond symbol and black and white rectangular signs that identify HOV lanes. HOV lanes may be reserved for high occupancy motor vehicles.
What are highway exit ramps?
Highway exit ramps are marked by special white marking on the roadway that indicates the start of an exit ramp. It is dangerous and illegal to cross this area.
What are shared left-turn lanes?
Shared left-turn lanes are center lanes with special markings with the words "left turn lane". They are designed to be shared by traffic going in both directions for making left turns.
What are parking restrictions?
Curb so long road maybe paint red, yellow, or white to indicate that parking is restricted. The meanings of these color vary from city to city. Red curves you leave me when you cannot stop or park in this area. No parking zones are often located near fire hydrants, curves, and intersections. White curbs usually indicate areas for live parking only, Meaning that you may only stop for a brief periods of time but may not leave your vehicle. Yellow curbs indicate loading zones that are for commercial vehicles.
What does a handicap parking marking mean?
Can you get a parking markings indicate areas that are reserved for vehicles with drivers who are disabled. Check for handicap parking only signs and for pavement markings with the handicap parking symbol. The curve in these areas may be painted blue. Handicap spaces are usually larger than regular spaces to allow room for loading a wheelchair into a van.
What are rumble strips?
raised or grooved patterns installed in the pavement of shoulders or directly in travel lanes, and when a vehicle's tires passes over them, you are alerted by a sudden and loud rumbling sound followed by a loud vibration of the vehicle. Rumble strips maybe used to warn you of an unexpected need to reduce speed or stop, or warn you that you are driving too close to the edge of the road. They can also be used to wake drivers up if they are falling asleep behind the wheel.
What are speed bumps?
Speed bumps are used in areas such as parking lights in very narrow streets sometimes. You should drive no faster than about 5 mph over speed bumps. Driving faster could damage your car.
What's re reflective markers?
Some highways are marked with small reflectors that reflects headlight beams. At night and in bad weather, reflective markers are in much easier to see then painted markings. In regions where it really smells, these markers are raised. Reflective markers are color-coded.
What are white reflective markers used for?
White reflective markers are used at the edge of the road way or between lanes.
What are yellow reflective markers used for?
Yellow reflective markers may locate the left edge of an expressway.
What are red reflective markers used for?
Read reflective markers warn you that you were driving in the wrong direction. Pull off the roadway immediately if you see red roadway markers!
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