16 terms

Signs, Signals, and Roadway Markings

Regulatory Sign
Signs that tell you the laws that must be obeyed
Warning Sign
alerts you to possible hazards or road conditions
Guide Sign
sign that gives direction, distance, and services
to allow another roadway user to proceed first
Right of way
the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another
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 law
speed that keeps traffic moving safely but doesn't allow traffic to move to slow
Advisory speed limit
speed limit set for special conditions such as sharp curves
School zone
portion of a a street or highway near a school that is subject to special speed limits
Traffic signals
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 turns into business areas from a center lane
Rumble strips
sections of rough pavement intended to alert drivers of approaching roadway construction, tollbooth plaza, or other traffic conditions