What do the different traffic signs and signals mean? Here are the answers.
|When the signal light turns green, cars go. When you cross the street at a signal light, you should wait for the walk signal. Some corners don't have a walk signal, so you should wait for the green light to show in your direction. Remember that cars may be turning, so be sure to look carefully to the left, right and left again before crossing the street.|
|When the signal light turns yellow, cars should slow down and prepare to stop. If you are waiting to cross the street, you should not cross if the light is yellow. The light is about to turn red, and cars will enter the intersection.|
|When the signal light turns red, cars stop. If the light is red in your direction, you should not walk across the street.|
|The WALK signal is found at busy intersections. It means that it is okay for you to cross the street. BUT you should always look both ways, by looking left, right and left again to make sure no cars are coming or turning into the area where you are going to cross the street.|
|This signal is the same as the WALK sign. It has a picture of a person walking instead of using the word "WALK".|
|The DON'T WALK signal is part of the walk signal. You should wait to cross the street until the signal changes to WALK.|
|This signal is the same as the DON'T WALK sign. It is part of the signal with the picture of a person walking. This is a picture of a red hand, meaning you should STOP. You should wait to cross the street until the white picture of the person walking is showing.|
|When the red "DON'T WALK" sign is flashing, it means use caution.
|The flashing red hand is the same as the flashing DON'T WALK sign, use caution.
|Car drivers, bicyclists and in-line skaters must come to a complete stop at STOP signs. When there are no vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection and it is safe, you may go through the intersection.|
|A yield sign means to slow down and be ready to stop.
|Do not enter means that this is a one way street, and you may not go this way. This is also a rule for bikes and in-line skates.|
|This is a one way street, car drivers must drive in the direction of the arrow. This is also a rule for bikers and in-line skaters.|
|This sign means you are coming to a crosswalk.
|This sign means that you are coming to an intersection and should use caution.|
|This sign means you are near a school.
For more information on school bus and school zone safety, see the School Bus and School Zone Safety Kids Page.
|This sign means you are coming to a railroad crossing.
For more information on railroad safety, see the Railroad Safety Kids Page.
|When people are working on the roads, parts of the road or sidewalk are often dug up or rough.
|A detour is a way of getting around a roadway that is closed. Roads are usually closed because of road work or dangerous conditions. Use caution on roads you aren't used to.|
|These signs show the directions and distances to towns and cities.|
|This sign shows that there is a bike path or bike route available. If there is a bike path, you must use it.|
Different colors on signs mean different things.