NAME ____________________________________ DATE ________________ BLOCK __________
Chapter 3 Road Signs, Pavement Markings and Traffic Control Signals
POSTERS, NOTES AND STUDY GUIDE
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.
CHAPTER 3 NOTES
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Zebra lines - Are lines on road _________ ramps and in __________ lots to indicate that _________
parking is allowed.