Stop signs are commonly used along intersections with no traffic signals, areas with a relatively high volume of traffic, and areas prone to traffic accidents. As the name implies, it tells drivers to come to a complete stop before proceeding, even in light traffic.
The yield sign is another traffic sign you’ll see around busy intersections. Unlike a stop sign, a driver does not necessarily have to stop when approaching a yield sign, but they have to be ready to stop anytime to let other vehicles proceed.
Speed limit signs are used to regulate the speed at which vehicles are traveling. These traffic signs help improve road safety by decreasing the number of accidents caused by speeding vehicles. Aside from the open road, speed limit signs are also used inside residential areas and school parking lots.
The maximum speed limit in most residential areas is 30 miles per hour. Never drive above the posted speed limit.
Parking signs – Parking signs are used to properly designate parking and non-parking areas. These signs can be found in parking lots, city streets or on private property. Parking signs also help segregate parking spaces for employees, visitors, contractors, emergency vehicles and handicapped people.
Warning signs – These signs inform drivers of existing road conditions such as blind curves, hairpin curves, school zones, speed bumps, intersections, merging lanes, single lanes, divided highways, railroad crossings, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, animal crossings, etc.
Guide signs – Often seen on interstate highways and long stretches of road, these signs provide drivers with the information they need to get from one place to another such as: locations, directions, distance, routes, exits, etc.