Chapter 5 Road Signs, Pavement Markings and Traffic Control Signals

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Chapter 5 Road Signs, Pavement Markings and Traffic Control Signals

    NAME ____________________________________ DATE ________________ BLOCK __________

    Chapter 3 Road Signs, Pavement Markings and Traffic Control Signals


Topic 1 Regulatory and International Signs

    Topic 2 Warning and Construction Signs

    Topic 3 Guide signs Route markers and Directional (destination or mileage signs)

    Topic 4 Guide signs Roadside service and recreational signs

    Topic 5 Pavement markings yellow lines, white lines, shared left-turn lanes, stop lines, crosswalks Topic 6 Roadway markings arrows on road, edge lines, rumbles strips, speed bumps

    Topic 7 Traffic controls traffic signals, lane-use lights, traffic officer’s signals

    Topic 8 Special warning signs, HOV lanes, and road exit ramps lanes and zebra lines

    ; Your group will research one of the above topics.

    ; Your group will design a poster with the complete definition of each vocabulary term. Each

    vocabulary term will have a picture or drawing of the term as an example. If your group is

    researching specific road signs you must give 3 examples of each road sign.

    ; When each group is finished, each member of the group will help present their group’s poster

    to the class.


    Regulatory Signs regulates or ____________ the ___________ of traffic. These signs tell you and

    other drivers what you ________ do and what you _______NOT do when you drive. The

    colors are _______, _________, __________ green on white, or __________________. The

    shapes of regulatory signs include: square, __________________ and ___________________.


    International Signs is a sign that you can ___________ without _________ another ___________.

    The meaning is conveyed by _________, shapes, ___________ and ______________.


    Warning Signs alerts you to ________ in the ___________ or use of road ahead. Warning signs

    include those that tell you about road ________________ and __________________,

    school zones and crossings, _____________________, curves, ________________, changes

    in road width, __________________. All warning signs are either __________or __________

    with black symbols or letters and most are ____________ shaped.


    Construction Signs - are a sub category of ____________ signs. They are ________________

     shaped and are orange with ____________ symbols or letters.


Guide signs (Route Markers) Is one of the _________ kind of guide signs. Routes are numbered

    __________ that crisscross the continent. Interstates that travel north and south are _________

    numbers and interstates that go east and west are ____________ numbers. Interstates that lead

    _____ cities have three digits and begin with _____ digits. If a three-digit route begins with an

    even number, the route goes _______ the city or connects to interstates highways at both ends.


    Guides Signs (Directional) Directional or destination signs are mounted over ___________ lanes.

    They tell you _________ you are, which lane to ________ to get to your _________________.

    What ______ are coming up, and how _____ the exits are? Smaller signs on the side of the

    road also tells you _______ far you are _______ different places. Directional or ___________

    sides are either _________________ or ________________.


    Guides Signs (Roadside service) - Are road signs that tell you __________ a specific place can be

     found when traveling. These signs are __________and have _____________lettering.


    Guide Signs (Recreational) - The last of the guide sides are recreational locations. A recreational

    sign indicates the _________ of a specific park or campground. These signs are ________

     with ________ lettering.


    Pavement Markings:

    Yellow lines Traffic that is traveling in the ______________ directions on a roadway is

    ___________ by a ____________ yellow line or ___________ solid yellow ________, or a

    combination of broken and solid yellow lines. If the solid line of the combination solid broken

    yellow lines is the first one to your ______, you may not cross it to pass another vehicle. If the

    broken yellow line is the first one to your left, you may cross it to _______ a vehicle when it is

    safe to do so. When two solid yellow lines divide a road, __________ you nor drivers traveling

    in the __________ direction can cross them to pass another vehicle.

    White lines are ______ to the roadway mark the lanes for traffic moving in the same direction. If

    the lines are _______, you can move from lane to lane when it is safe to do so. Single white

    lines between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction are meant to _____________

    passing at high-risk locations.

    Shared-left lane A lane in the ________ of a roadway when traffic is traveling in opposite

    directions, remember to not ______ into the lane too soon. The longer you stay in the lane, the

    more likely it is you will meet someone coming in the ________direction. Watch for vehicles

    pulling out of entrances and side streets. They may cross in front of you, _________ you off.

    Do not use a shared left-turn lane for anything but turning ________.


Stop lines - A __________ line on the driver’s ________ of the road.

    Crosswalks at ___________ where 2 solid lines are, so pedestrians are _________ to cross the road.

    Roadway markings:

    Arrows on road white arrows on the roadway ________ lanes from which you can drive _________

    or turn right or left.

    Edge lines Separate the __________ from the travel lane and show the ___________ of highways.

    Rumple strips normally _________ strips on the __________ or shoulder that are put there to alert

    the motorist they need to slow down or driving off the roadway.

    Speed bumps another type of speed ________ device that is a raised _______ that is a low ridge that

    runs across a street that is designed to slow down cars.

    Traffic controls:

    Traffic signals The traffic light is hung vertically with the _______ at the top, ______ in the middle,

    and ________ on the bottom.

    Traffic Officers signals A police office can take the place of and __________ traffic control signals.

    When a traffic officer is __________ and _________ traffic, you should always ________ the

     officer’s signals even if they go ___________ those of an ______________ signal.

    Lane-use lights:

Red X ________ drive in a lane under a ________ signal.

    Green arrow Drivers are _____________ to drive in a lane under a __________ arrow.

    Yellow X A steady yellow X ______________ the driver should safely ________ this lane, because

    it will soon be controlled by a ___________.

    Flashing yellow X A flashing yellow X indicates the lane is to be used, with ___________, for

    _________ turn movements ________.

    Special Warning Signs - These are signs to alert ____________ moving vehicles. A ______________

    and reflective __________ triangular sign indicates slow-moving vehicles, such as __________

    and __________________ equipment on public highways. This sign must be placed on the

    ___________ of their vehicles to _________ approaching _________.


    HOV lanes Stands for _____ occupancy ______ lane for vehicles carrying ___ or more __________.

    Road exit lanes:

    Acceleration lanes Are _______ lanes at highway _____________ used by motorist to _______ up

    and join the ________ of traffic.

    Deceleration lanes Are _______ lanes at a highway ______, are located on the ______ hand side of

    the _________.

    Zebra lines - Are lines on road _________ ramps and in __________ lots to indicate that _________

    parking is allowed.

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