Signs and traffic signals are used to control the flow of traffic and keep traffic flowing safely. These control devices are very specific in their meanings.

Did You Know That The Shapes of Signs Can Tell You What’s Ahead?

For example:

  • A school zone is in the shape of a schoolhouse.
  • Warning signs are always diamonds.
  • A railroad crossing is round, and a stop sign is octagon-shaped.
  • A regulatory sign like the speed limit sign or no parking sign is usually rectangular, but sometimes square shaped.

Do You Know Your Shapes and Colors?

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Know Your Shapes and Colors

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