Warning Signs

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  • Warning signs draw the attention of the road users to upcoming danger

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.45.53 PMBackground colour is Yellow
    Often Diamond shaped, but sometimes square or rectangle

  • Advance Regulatory Signs
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.19.06 AMIndicate that there is a stop/yield sign ahead.
  • Advance Lane Direction
    Indicates a change in direction ahead.

    Advance Turn or Curve
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.20.49 AMIndicates a turn or curve (possibly sharp) coming up on the roadway
    The advisory speed tab may accompany a sign to indicate the speed for turning safely

  • Advance Crossing
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.22.16 AMA crossing of pedestrians, animals, bicycles, trucks, ATVs etc is coming up ahead
  • Advance Intersection
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.24.51 AMIndicates an intersection ahead
  • Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 12.58.30 PMRailroad crossing signs indicate an upcoming train crossing at 50m (urban) or 150m (rural) ahead.
  • Converging Roadways
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.29.48 AMMerging lane indicates that two lanes are coming together up ahead.
  • Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.27.25 AM

    Roundabout and traffic circle signs indicate upcoming multiple roadways converging ahead.
    Drivers entering must yield to drivers already in the circle

    Roadway Reduction
    Indicate changes in the roadway including possible lane narrowing or loss as well as narrow passage.
    May be accompanied with a tab indicating the distance to the lane reduction/change

  • Hazard Markers
    19046Yellow rectangular signs with black lines at 45 degrees.
    Channel traffic to the lower end of the stripes
    Divided Highway Warn of an upcoming divided highway, obstacle in the roadway or the end of a divided highway
  • Hill
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.35.06 AMIndicate a hill of a downgrade that requires special precautions.
    Drivers should check their brakes and prepare to downshift (using the engine to slow the vehicle down)
    Include degree of slope signs and reduced visibility signs
  • Hazardous Road
    Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.36.45 AMNote of areas on the road where it may be slippery, windy, or have surface irregularities/changes
    Pavement Ends signs and Slippery When Wet signs are included here.