Other Markings

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    Construction Signs
    These signs have a Orange background with Black writing.
    Used in a variety of situations from slowing speed down for sporting events, to minor road work to indicating that there are people working ahead

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    Indicate a change in the posted speed within construction areas

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    Work Site Limits
    Indicate the areas between which the construction is present

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    Conditions in the Work Site
    Indicate the type of ongoing activity within the construction zone
    Include roadwork, low shoulder or lane deviation etc

  • Pavement Markings
    Lines, lettering, symbols and sometimes shading that is painted directly on the pavement

    White or Yellow
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  • Yellow Lines

    Separate traffic travelling in opposite directions
    The Centre line is yellow



    Broken Yellow
    Indicates passing is allowed in the direction of travel if the way is clear.

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    Solid Yellow
    Restricts passing except in special cases (ie slow moving vehicles )

  • Double Broken Yellow
    If on either side of the lane, these lines note that the direction of traffic can change.



    Double Solid Yellow
    Traffic on both sides of the road may not cross.

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    Reserved Lanes
    Some lanes are set aside for particular drivers, such as buses or High Occupancy Vehicles.
    Do not use these lanes unless your vehicle falls into the proper category

    Two-Way Left Turn Lanes
    A lane with one broken yellow line and one solid yellow line, on both sides of the lane
    Used for vehicles from either direction for turning left.
    DO NOT occupy these lanes for more than 100 metres.

  • White Lines
    Separate traffic travelling in the same direction


    Edge lines
    Mark the right edge of the roadway

    An X or diagonal lines showing pedestrians where to cross

    Stop Lines
    Wide lines that show where drivers must stop

    Obstruction Markings
    Guide traffic around fixed obstructions

    Lane Use
    Arrows that designate the direction of traffic flow

    Parking white lines control spaces
    Any symbols in the space reserve that space for a particular road user

  • Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 4.19.29 PMTraffic Signals
    Mounted visibly on posts and hung over intersections, traffic lights control traffic.

    Red Light
    When solid, drivers must stop
    When accompanied with a green arrow, drivers in the lane indicated my move in the direction of the green arrow.
    Turning right on a red light is permitted once a full stop has been made and the vehicle has yielded to pedestrians and traffic.
    Flashing red means stop, then proceed only if and when it is safe, similar to a stop sign.

    Yellow Light
    Indicates that the traffic lights are about to turn red, and thus drivers are required to stop
    If your vehicle is not able to be stopped safely in the time/space
    Crossing on a yellow light is a dangerous manoeuvre and should be avoided by stopping
    Flashing yellow means slow down and check before crossing the intersection, similar to a yield sign.

    Green Light
    Indicates that the driver is authorized to enter the intersection
    A green light does NOT guarantee that the way is clear
    Be aware of whether it is a “stale green” (soon to change to yellow). If so, cover the brake to be ready to stop if necessary.
    Check left, centre and right before entering

    Green or Flashing Green Arrow
    You are authorized to turn in the direction of the arrow after checking and yielding to other road users.

    Flashing Green Light
    Priority turn gives authorization for driver to enter the intersection. Always check and yield to other drivers before entering.

    Lane-Use Signals

    Steady Green Downward Arrow
    Driver is permitted to drive in the lane under this signal

    Steady Red X
    Prohibits driver from stopping or driving in the lane below the signal

    Amber Arrow
    May alternate with Red X
    Driver must safely change lanes in the direction indicated by the arrow as soon as possible

    Pedestrian Signals
    Regulate pedestrian to help avoid pedestrian conflicts with vehicles
    Lit silhouette indicates crossing is permitted
    A numeric countdown warns pedestrians as to how much time is left to cross
    Lit orange hand prohibits pedestrians entering the crosswalk

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    Traffic Control Persons
    Authorized to direct and control traffic flow for a specific purpose

    Flag persons
    Using flags or signs, they control traffic at construction sites.
    Crossing Guards use a stop sign to control traffic where students are crossing
    Police Officers Control traffic using hand signals or whistles
    If both a traffic signal or sign AND a police officer is present, you must obey the directions given by the officer.

    Hand Signals
    Used to communicate intentions by road users who do not have electrical turn signals, or whose turn signals are non-operative.
    Signals must be used at least 30 meters (urban) and 150m (rural) in advance of the manoeuvre.